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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

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Rogers is extending the reach of our low-cost, high-speed internet service to even more Canadians with the launch this week of Connecting Families. Rogers is pleased to be one of the participating Internet Service Providers in the Government of Canada’s initiative to offer high-speed internet for $9.99 to eligible families in need.

Our participation builds on Rogers’ pioneering Connected for Success, which launched in 2013 and was the first program of its kind in Canada. The program offers low-cost, high-speed internet to subsidized tenants and members of 280 housing partners across the Rogers Cable footprint in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Today, more than 200,000 households are eligible.

“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 to families who may struggle to afford it as part of our commitment to bridge the digital divide,” said Peter King, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Rogers Communications.

Families who currently receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit are randomly selected by the Government of Canada to participate in Connecting Families. Starting this week, these families will receive a letter from the government with an access code needed to sign up for the program.

Eligible 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. Connected for Success has the same terms for eligible households.

About Rogers

Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. – English