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on: January 24, 2016, 10:57

"Bell has a plan to kill Canada's smaller, most affordable Internet providers so it can price-gouge you at will.1 If Bell succeeds, Canadians will be forced to pay more money for less Internet.

It’s so obvious: the telecom giant is trying to rip-off Canadians, control the Internet market, and ensure we have no choice but their slow, outdated services.

We’ve built the definitive case to stop Bell’s plan.4 Now we need you to send this message to Innovation Minister, Navdeep Bains: “Listen to Canadian Internet users and businesses, and reject Bell’s price-gouging scheme.” "

Being a rural dweller we have very limited access to any form of high speed internet. Bell & Rogers offer their "Hub" plan which is expensive and comes with a ridiculously low cap. There is another large ISP, which is run by Shaw, but it too is very expensive, limited speeds and a low data cap with costly "overage fees". We are lucky to have small & independently owned tele communications companies that provide great service, constantly upgrade their tower, but now these businesses are in possible jeopardy. Local, innovative businesses are being put into jeopardy by Bell and their lobbyists. We need to bring this to the forefront - lots and lots of people rely on small ISP's for quality affordable internet. Small ISP's also provide solid jobs in a time where in Ontario, there isn't many.

Hopefully this petition that Open Media has started will mean something. I don't have faith in "Pro-Corporation" Liberals, but here's hoping they will listen to the people. Please sign this petition, please write to your local MP. We need to make sure Bell doesn't take over the service providing industry.

- Scott

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