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Rogers offers affordable internet to Canada's poor

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Rogers Communications is expanding the Connected For Success program, which provides internet service to tenants in non-profit housing developments in Toronto, to other cities including Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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The service will provide low cost basic internet access for families and individuals living in rent-geared-to-income non-profit housing for as low as $9.99 a month and with speeds of up to 10 Mbps download and up to 1 Mbps upload.

"We've had a tremendous response to our pilot project with Toronto Community Housing and are thrilled to expand Connected for Success to our whole cable internet footprint," said Deepak Khandelwal, Chief Customer Officer, Rogers Communications. "From kids connecting after the school day is done to seniors staying in touch with their friends and using banking or government services, internet access isn't a nice to have - it's a necessity in our digital world."

About 533 non-profit housing agencies across Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador are eligible to enter into a two-year partnership with Rogers as part of the Connected for Succe

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