How Rogers is Bridging the Digital Divide for Canadians

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Rogers has announced a new milestone for its pioneering Connected for Success program with its 300th housing partner.

Launched in 2013 and the first program of its kind in Canada, Connected for Success offers low-cost, high-speed internet to subsidized tenants and members of housing partners across the Rogers cable footprint in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. With 300 housing partners, over 200,000 households are eligible.

“Internet access has become essential for Canadians – it’s a lifeline for staying in touch with friends and family and a critical tool for school and work,” said Peter King, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Rogers Communications. “These new partnerships will help us deliver high-speed internet to even more people so they can take advantage of all the opportunities in today’s digital economy.”

The newest Connected for Success partners include:
•Ahneen Cooperative Homes Inc., Mississauga
•Cardinus Housing Co-op, Ottawa
•CMHA Simcoe County Branch, Barrie
•Desloges Co-op, Ottawa
•Family Action Network Housing Corporation, Toronto
•Gateway Co-operative Homes Apartments, Barrie
•Harmony Co-operative Homes, Toronto
•John Noble Apartments/ 97B Mount Pleasant, Brantford
•St. James Court Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Orillia
•Tannenhof Co-operative Homes Inc., Ottawa

“Digital skills and access to the internet are essential for school, work and social connections. We are delighted to be partnering with Rogers Communications through the Connected for Success program to give families a chance to be more fully included in the social and economic life of our community,” said Aaron Wallace, Director of Strategic Planning, City of Brantford.

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.

Rogers is also participating in the Government of Canada’s Connecting Families initiative, which launched last month and offers the same service to eligible families who currently receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit. Connecting Families participants are randomly selected by the Government of Canada to participate in the program and receive a letter from the government with an access code needed to sign up for the program.