Telus has announced today it is working with local school boards in British Columbia to expand its Internet for Good program to offer K-12 students $9.95/month high-speed Internet.
The Telus Internet for Good program offers low-income families, specifically those that qualify for the maximum Child Care Benefit from the federal government. Telus says the new expansion today fast tracks the program as the company is working directly with local school boards, to seek out students requiring high-speed internet for home learning.
“At TELUS, leveraging our technology to help young people realise their full potential is fundamental to the passionate social purpose we all embrace. As classrooms remain closed in order to support important physical distancing, keeping families safe, this new initiative ensures every student can stay connected to exciting learning opportunities from their homes,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO, in a statement.
Telus says its Internet for Good program currently offers over 100,000 low-income B.C. families with high-speed internet.
To participate, school boards will identify and provide families in need a Telus promo code for the Internet for Good program, where they will call the telecom and register for the program.
Telus, like other telecoms, has waived home internet overages during the COVID-19 pandemic until April 30, 2020. Internet for Good families also have had their monthly charges waived for two months. For wireless users, all Easy Roam, Travel Passes and pay-per-use roaming charges for postpaid and small business customers are waived until April 30, 2020.