Lobby group OpenMedia chastised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday for his mandate letters to ministers, saying the Liberals have abandoned their pledge to lower connectivity costs. The letters to Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings, released the letters on Thursday, failed to take into account the high prices Canadians pay for cell phones and internet service, according to the organization. “In 2019 the government made an electoral promise to cut down cell phone bills in Canada by 25 per cent within two years. So far the promise has been ‘fulfilled’ only on budget plans with limited data–inadequate to the needs of most Canadians, if available at all,” the organization said in a Friday news release. “There was no update or replacement for this promise in the Liberal party’s 2021 campaign platform.” OpenMedia campaigns director Matt Hatfield as saying noted in the release that Trudeau and his party have congratulated Canadians on using the internet throughout the pandemic to stay connected, but there is no recognition that “internet access needs to be affordable to all if it’s going to play that critical role.” There was one bright spot that OpenMedia found in the letters. The missive to Champagne mentioned amending the law to grant people the right to repair their own devices. The lobby group labeled this a good step.