Telus has announced its Internet for Good program has expanded to those living with disabilities in British Columbia and Alberta.
The Internet for Good program has been available for low-income families receiving the federal Canada Child Benefit, offering high-speed internet for $9.95 per month, but now has expanded its reach to those on disability assistance.
Those in B.C. receiving the Persons with Disability (PWD) benefit or those getting the Alberta Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) benefit qualify for the Telus Internet for Good program, which offers download speeds of up to 25 Mbps and 300GB data per month.
“At a time when the human connection has never been more important, TELUS remains committed to ensuring all Canadians stay connected to the people and information that matter the most,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO.
The company also emphasized, “This program expansion comes at a particularly critical time as the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how important it is to have a safe and reliable connection at home.”
The expansion means 110,000 British Columbians and 69,000 Albertans living with a disability and receiving provincial disability benefits are eligible for the Telus Internet for Good program. Those interested in the program need to contact Telus and provide documentation to confirm eligibility for $9.95/month internet.