Rogers Investing in Low-Income Communities by Expanding its Connected for Success Program

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According to a new report from Newswire, Rogers is heavily investing in low-income communities in 533 non-profit housing organizations by expanding its Connected for Success program.

The program launched in Toronto in 2013 to try and provide internet services everywhere. This means families and individuals living in non-profit housing will now have the option to benefit from low-cost internet access. Chief Customer Officer of Rogers Communications Deepak Khandelwal said:

“We’ve had a tremendous response to our pilot project with Toronto Community Housing and are thrilled to expand Connected for Success to our whole cable internet footprint. From kids connecting after the school day is done to seniors staying in touch with their friends and using banking or government services, internet access isn’t a nice to have – it’s a necessity in our digital world.”

The program expansion kicks off in Ottawa, in partnership Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation and other non-profit housing agencies. The service costs $9.99 per month and includes internet speeds of 10mbps down and 1mbps up.

Manager of the Rental Department of Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation Debbie Barton said:

“We’re really excited that our tenants will be able to take advantage of this offer. It’s especially important that kids will be able to access the internet from an early age so they can learn and not fall behind. We thank Rogers for expanding this program and look forward to a great partnership.”

The program allows 533 non-profit housing agencies across several provinces in Canada to enter a two-year partnership with Rogers as a part of the Connected for Success program. Rogers is also offering a Internet 5 service for $24.99 per month that extends the low price offer to anyone with Rogers’ internet service.

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  • CanucksGoals

    It said “up to 30GB monthly with (no over usage fees)”. I guess the internet will be slow down after 30GB and still usable?

    I don’t think a low income plan is intended for playing games or watching tons of movies. 🙂