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3.11.16

A New Internet Tax in Canada Would Keep Indigenous People Offline | Motherboard: For decades, Canadians have paid some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for poor service. But nowhere is this more true than amongst Indigenous communities, especially in rural, remote, and northern regions.

These regions in particular face high prices, slow speeds, and oppressive data caps, contributing to a culture of self-throttling and censorship. This hampers innovation and causes people to leave those communities, as they're unable to participate meaningfully in remote work.

Because of this, Minister Joly would do well to consult with Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett before committing to this harmful ISP tax.


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