Intervention: OpenMedia

Document Name: 2015-134.223963.2475780.Intervention(1h2b_01!).html

July 14, 2015 John Traversy Secretary General Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission Ottawa, ON, *** *** **** Mr. Traversy Re: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134, Review of basic telecommunications services, File number: 8663-C12-201503186Please find attached two batches comprising a total of 25,033 submissions, sent via OpenMedia.ca, as part of the above noted proceeding. The first submission was created by means of an online tool hosted on http://UnblockCanada.ca – a web property owned and administered by OpenMedia.ca. The tool allowed users to generate a letter addressed to CRTC Commissioners asking that universal access in Canada be defined to include affordable, world-class broadband Internet for 100% of the population. We’d like to highlight that this is not one sign-on letter but rather 22,386 individual submissions for the proceeding, and are being submitted in seven batches, each comprising one PDF document holding approximately 3200 individual submissions.The second submission was created by means of an online comment submission tool hosted on http://UnblockCanada.ca/Comment, and is being submitted via one PDF document holding approximately 2647 individual submissions. We note that each submission includes a notation that the individual commenter is aware that their personal information will be publically available on the CRTC website, and have indicated their preference not to appear at the hearing of this matter on the basis of this submission. As with the first batch, we urge that each individual submission be given equal weight to other individual submissions received by the commission for this proceeding. Please kindly confirm that you have received all 25,033 submissions by emailing ******@***.com you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me as below. **** regards, [original signed] **** TabishCC: **** Roy, Special Public Hearing **** Review of basic telecommunications services, CRTC Ref. No.: 8663-C12-201503186*** END OF DOCUMENT ***Raisons pour comparaitre / Reasons for appearanceOpenMedia requests to appear at the public hearing to discuss universal access in Canada, which our supporters feel must be defined to include affordable, world-class broadband Internet for 100% of the population. We hope to discuss speed targets, Canada's growing digital divide and national digital deficit, and new mechanisms for achieving universal access goals, including special opportunities for non-incumbent ISPs, municipalities, community access programs and non-profit service providers to deliver services to Canadians.We will continue to engage Canadians on the CRTC's review of basic telecommunications services throughout the process, and hope to address their concerns at each stage of intervention as the hearing develops, which will culminate with the public hearing. We hold the largest digital rights community in Canada – and one of the largest in the world – and we feel their input on the hearing will contribute significantly to serving the public interest in Canada.

Intervention: Open Media (Intervenor 233)

Document Name: 2015-134.223963.2475780.Intervention(1h2b_01!).html

July 14, 2015 John Traversy Secretary General Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission Ottawa, ON, *** *** **** Mr. Traversy Re: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134, Review of basic telecommunications services, File number: 8663-C12-201503186Please find attached two batches comprising a total of 25,033 submissions, sent via OpenMedia.ca, as part of the above noted proceeding. The first submission was created by means of an online tool hosted on http://UnblockCanada.ca – a web property owned and administered by OpenMedia.ca. The tool allowed users to generate a letter addressed to CRTC Commissioners asking that universal access in Canada be defined to include affordable, world-class broadband Internet for 100% of the population. We’d like to highlight that this is not one sign-on letter but rather 22,386 individual submissions for the proceeding, and are being submitted in seven batches, each comprising one PDF document holding approximately 3200 individual submissions.The second submission was created by means of an online comment submission tool hosted on http://UnblockCanada.ca/Comment, and is being submitted via one PDF document holding approximately 2647 individual submissions. We note that each submission includes a notation that the individual commenter is aware that their personal information will be publically available on the CRTC website, and have indicated their preference not to appear at the hearing of this matter on the basis of this submission. As with the first batch, we urge that each individual submission be given equal weight to other individual submissions received by the commission for this proceeding. Please kindly confirm that you have received all 25,033 submissions by emailing ******@***.com you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me as below. **** regards, [original signed] **** TabishCC: **** Roy, Special Public Hearing **** Review of basic telecommunications services, CRTC Ref. No.: 8663-C12-201503186*** END OF DOCUMENT ***Raisons pour comparaitre / Reasons for appearanceOpenMedia requests to appear at the public hearing to discuss universal access in Canada, which our supporters feel must be defined to include affordable, world-class broadband Internet for 100% of the population. We hope to discuss speed targets, Canada's growing digital divide and national digital deficit, and new mechanisms for achieving universal access goals, including special opportunities for non-incumbent ISPs, municipalities, community access programs and non-profit service providers to deliver services to Canadians.We will continue to engage Canadians on the CRTC's review of basic telecommunications services throughout the process, and hope to address their concerns at each stage of intervention as the hearing develops, which will culminate with the public hearing. We hold the largest digital rights community in Canada – and one of the largest in the world – and we feel their input on the hearing will contribute significantly to serving the public interest in Canada.