In order to help families get through the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing initiative that is encouraging everyone to stay at home until we can slow the spread, Telus will be waiving fees for those under its Telus Internet for Good program for two months.
Low-income families enrolled in this program will be able to access high-speed Internet in their homes for free for the next 60 days. Currently more than 200,000 Canadian families, who receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit, qualify for Telus Internet for Good, which offers low cost monthly Internet service at $9.95/mo. as well as access to a low cost computer and free digital literacy training. Telus Internet for Good, which was introduced in 2016, formed the basis for the federal government's Connecting Families initiative.
"Reflecting Telus' longstanding commitment to leveraging our technology, in combination with our culture of giving, to bridge social and economic digital divides, our team is working diligently - with their hearts and their hands - to keep our communities and customers connected throughout this unprecedented time in history," says Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of Telus. "By increasing our support for low-income Canadians through our Internet for Good program, we are helping families prioritize their well-being during this pandemic."
Visit the Internet for Good page on the Telus Website for details on how to apply for the service.