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The federal Liberals are opposing a CRTC decision they say will allow major Internet service providers to put a cap on how much data consumers can download and ultimately lead to higher Internet rates.
The Liberals say the decision, which obligates small ISP resellers to shelve unlimited Internet plans, limits competition and choice for consumers.
Industry Minister Tony Clement has said he will review the decision, as a groundswell of complaint begins to arise from Canadians.
Clement says the CRTC ruling will be studied carefully to ensure the industry remains competitive and that consumers are treated fairly.
An online campaign by OpenMedia.ca has bombarded Clement with thousands of messages urging the minister to take a look at the decision.
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The group's online petition has received more than 200,000 signatures asking the minister to overturn the ruling.