Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.A) is expanding its Connected for Success low-income Internet program, which started in Toronto in 2013, to everywhere it provides Internet service. The $9.99/month Internet plan is now available to tenants with low incomes in rent-geared-to-income non-profit housing organizations across New Brunswick.
The expansion is kicking off in Saint John, in partnership with the Province of New Brunswick through the Department of Social Development. The service includes speeds of up to 10 Mbps downstream and up to 1 Mbps upstream.
Multiple non-profit housing agencies across New Brunswick who provide service to up to 19,000 families are eligible to enter into a two-year partnership with Rogers as part of the Connected for Success beta program. All of their residents in rent-geared-to-income units are eligible for the offer. New Brunswick Housing provides subsidized housing for up to 5,000 of the 19,000 households across the province, and eligible tenants will receive a direct mail letter explaining how to sign up for the program.
Rogers has also launched Internet 5, a new low-cost service for $24.99 that is available to anyone within Rogers' Internet service area.