Phillip Smith

Time to save online innovation and free speech

This message brought to you by Please take a moment to send your comments to the CRTC by February 16th, 2009:

With your assistance, we have helped propel Net Neutrality from an obscure issue into a national effort to secure open and equal access to the Internet for all Canadians. NOW is the time to let the CRTC know where YOU stand on Internet freedom:

Your submissions to the CRTC will be considered in the "traffic management" hearings held later this year. Please take a few seconds to send your comments to the CRTC before the February 16th deadline:

We must convince the CRTC to stop big telecoms from controlling our access to the Internet. Bell, Rogers and other large ISPs cannot be allowed to continue serving their own interests by "throttling" Internet traffic.

The decisions made by the CRTC will signal Canada's digital destiny. Your submission could make the difference in whether we have a closed gatekeeper Internet or open online access and innovation.

Remember that you must make your submission before Feb. 16. Please take a few seconds to tell the CRTC that you alone should control your Internet surfing.

We've come this far; it's time to stop Internet throttling for good!


Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.


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