Rogers and City of Brantford Bring Low-Cost Internet Program to 1,300 Households in Brant Region
– Connected for Success program available to City of Brantford subsidized housing tenants for $9.99 / month –
BRANTFORD (October 13, 2017) Rogers and the City of Brantford have teamed up to connect more than 1,300 subsidized households in the City of Brantford and County of Brant to low-cost, high-speed internet with Rogers’ Connected for Success program. For $9.99 monthly and no contract or credit checks upon sign up, the City of Brantford’s subsidized housing tenants can now fully participate in the digital economy with Connected for Success.
Through the Connected for Success program, Rogers continues to invest in communities across Rogers cable footprint in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland by partnering with more than 190 housing partners since 2013. As a result, more than 15,500 households have gotten online as a part of the program.
“In today’s digital world, access to the internet is essential – it’s how we book doctors’ appointments, finish our homework, and connect with friends and family,” said Peter King, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rogers. “Together with the City of Brantford, we’re committed to help bridge the digital divide for residents in the Brant region so that they can access vital information and opportunities in the community.”
In 2015, an Ipsos-Reid study found that while 91% of Canadians currently have access to the internet at home, the number drops to 70% in households with an annual income under $25,000.
“Academic and community research has consistently demonstrated that individuals who are not connected to the digital world have significantly lower outcomes related to education, income and health,” said Chris Friel, Mayor of Brantford. “The City’s Digital Inclusion Strategy supports these families through projects that improve access to technology and opportunities for digital skills training. We are pleased to partner with Rogers to help bring this important access to those in our community who need it most.”
Rogers also offers Internet 5, a low-cost service for $32.99, available to anyone within Rogers’ internet service area; modem rental of $8/month is extra.
Housing tenants in Brant region who are subsidized under the City’s Housing Program can call 1-866-689-0758 for more information about Connected for Success. For additional details on the program, please visit about.rogers.com.
For more about the Housing Services Program in Brant region, please visit www.brantford.ca
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. 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).
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