Anti-poverty advocates call for affordable Interne

Date: February 11, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Anti-poverty advocates call for affordable Internet

Low-income Canadians are taking money out of their budgets for food, recreation and rent to pay for Internet service, according to a new report that is calling for a national affordable home Internet program.

“The Internet plays an important role in the everyday lives of low-income earners,” says the study by ACORN Canada, a national organization of low- and moderate-income families with 70,000 members in nine cities across the country.

“However, the high costs of obtaining high-speed home Internet connections can lead to unnecessary hardship,” says the report being released Tuesday on Toronto Star.

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