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Rogers Brings High-Speed Internet to More Low-Income Canadians with Launch of Connecting Families

– Participation in Government of Canada initiative builds on our early leadership to bridge digital divide and commitment to give back to our communities where we live and work –

This month, more families who may struggle financially will have access to low-cost, high-speed internet, thanks to Rogers and Connecting Families.

“The internet opens up a world of possibilities that all Canadians should be able to access – it’s critical to our country’s success in today’s digital economy. We’re proud to be participating in this new initiative to expand internet access as part of our ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide,” said Peter King, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Rogers Communications.

Announced earlier this year by Innovation, Science and Development Minister Navdeep Bains, Connecting Families builds on the pioneering work Rogers has done through Connected for Success.

Launched in 2013, Connected for Success was the first program of its kind in Canada, offering high-speed internet to tenants in participating rent-geared-to-income and subsidized properties. Today, we have 280 housing partners across our cable footprint in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and more than 200,000 households are eligible.

Eligible families for both Connected for Success and Connecting Families can enjoy 10 Mbps download speed, 100 GB of data, free installation, and modem rental for only $9.99 per month + taxes. No contract or credit check is required upon sign up.