The Freedom Fibers mission of getting big telecom in reducing its fiber access rates to resonable levels is no easy task and others are also involved in this battle.
As this is a group effort, we would like to recognize the following organizations as they share our objective of having big telecom reduce its wholesale fiber access rates for independent ISPs in order to increase internet affordability.
As a not-for-profit association, CNOC is the voice of competitive Internet and telecommunications service providers that own/operate telecommunications networks across Canada.
Its membership is comprised of independent companies that offer competitive, differentiated and innovative services to Canadians.
Established in 2010 as the national advocate for Canadian Independent ISPs, CNOC has been at the forefront of all regulatory and industry-related issues.
Beyond its industry and regulatory efforts, the association provides members with the networking and business development opportunities as well as idea sharing and cost-saving member services.
CNOC - Building a next-generation telecommunications industry together.
OpenMedia is a community-driven organization that works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. We operate as a civic engagement platform to educate, engage, and empower Internet users to advance digital rights around the world.
Since 1976, PIAC, a national not-for-profit corporation and a federally registered charity, has represented consumer interests in the provision of important regulated services including telecommunications, broadcasting, energy, privacy, financial services, competition law, consumer protection and transportation with legal and research expertise.
ACORN Canada is a multi-issue, membership-based community union of low- and moderate-income people. We believe that social and economic justice can best be achieved by building community power for change. Each member has a vote, and only members speak for the organization and have the authority to set the policy and determine the tactics of each group.
ACORN has a long and deep history of organizing in low- and moderate-income neighbourhoods, fighting and winning change through a variety of means – including doorknocking; petitioning; local, regional, and national meetings (both internal and public forums); and last but not least, peaceful direct actions – all building power in the process.
Since 2004 with the hard work of over 140,000 active members, ACORN has won several important victories including payday lending legislation, raises in the minimum wage, housing rights by-laws across the country, affordable internet program, disability rights and more.