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Regional advocacy and consumer groups and may include information/policy experts as well.
Link - http://www.whirlpool.net.au/
Whirlpool was first founded as a place for Australians to discuss broadband issues with most of the activity about Telstra (then Bigpond, hence the name's inspiration) and Optus caps at the time. With the explosion of independent ISP options as well as NBN developments, it has now become a pillar for Australia's IT community and most capable tech elite incorporating both a job board and industry news coverage.
Link - http://openmedia.ca
OpenMedia.ca is a grassroots organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open and affordable Internet. They work towards informed & participatory digital policy. They are notable for leading the anti-UBB (Usage Based Billing) charge in 2011 that helped push back a nationwide plan to impose a capped billing model on independent ISP's nationwide, a policy decision that would have wiped out Canada's last remaining options for unlimited internet. Other notable campaigns include Stop Online Spying (against Bill C-30) and Stop the Squeeze (aiming to preserve spectrum availability to independent cell phone companies).
In the news with OpenMedia
Canadian Gamers Organization
Link - http://www.openmedia.ca/gamers
The Canadian Gamers Organization (CGO) is a gamer's group that was initially founded to combat World of Warcraft throttling by incumbent cable provider Rogers. Despite Rogers' protestations to the contrary, the group was able to find evidence of Rogers' non compliance with CRTC policy and was notable in successfully forcing the CRTC to actually investigate the matter and take action in possibly being the first public case to be successfully escalated to their "enforcement" division in response to CGO's investigation.
Stop AT&T from Bandwidth Capping
Link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/186439608067383/
Stop AT&T from Bandwidth Capping is a Facebook consumer group that was first founded upon the outbreak of AT&T's 150gb and 250gb (U-Verse) caps in 2011 but has since become focused on stopping all forms of bandwidth capping from other companies in the US as well.
Regional service providers who are not just providing service but are also actively pro-internet, socially conscious and against usage based billing.
For corporations who are wielding their market power responsibly, pushing innovation and reach, and creating bold new applications that drive advancement in broadband capacity and technology.