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Bridging the digital divide: Rogers Connected for Success makes its way to Ottawa Community Housing

February 23, 2017

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We’re proud to announce that our affordable internet program, Rogers’ Connected for Success has teamed up with Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) to bring affordable internet to 15,000 low-income  households in the Ottawa region.

 As the second largest social housing provider in Ontario,  OCH’s tenants  now have the opportunity to benefit from our $9.99 monthly internet program. The partnership also brings the Connected for Success program a significant step closer to its goal of bridging the digital divide for up to 150,000 households across our cable footprint.

Since launching in 2013, Rogers has invested in Connected for Success to partner with more than 135 non-profit housing providers across Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. As a result, more than 13,000 Canadian households have signed up for the program. From homework help, to job searches, to accessing banking and governmental services, the Connected for Success’ goal is to help more Canadians to fully participate in the digital economy.

Friday’s launch was attended by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Minister Yasir Naqvi (MPP – Ottawa Centre), City Councillor Mathieu Fleury, Rogers’ Peter King (Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility), and OCH staff and tenants.

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