As you know, VO relies on the Internet to provide you with a unique mix of local news and views. We've just found out that thanks to the CRTC, big Internet Service Providers (like Shaw and Telus) are now allowed to force new Internet usage fees on all Internet users including you and VO. They are also imposing this billing scheme on indie service providers, so we'll have no choice but to pay up. 

This means we're looking at a future where Internet providers will charge per byte, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay more for less Internet.

This could severely limit independent media projects like ours, and will also mean much higher Internet bills for all of you that purchase person Internet access.  

Luckily our friends at have started a campaign to reverse this decision. 

Please take a second to sign the Stop The Meter petition here: