Anti-Poverty activists demand affordable Internet access

ACORN Canada is fighting for the right for all people to have access to affordable high speed internet. They are targeting the large telecommunications companies and the federal government to provide service for $10 a month to those who can’t afford more.

A recent report published by StatsCan reports that 42% of households in the lowest quartile of $30,000 or less do not have home Internet access; compared to 98% with the highest income. This "digital divide" excludes low-income individuals and families from what the United Nations now considers to be a human right.