Telus will waive internet fees for low income families during pandemic

Mar 27 2020, 10:09 am

Telus has announced it will be automatically waiving internet fees for low-income families currently enrolled in the Internet for Good program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement on Friday, Telus said it will be “automatically waiving fees for the Telus Internet for Good program for two months,” which will allow these customers to access high-speed internet in their home for free for 60 days.

“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,” said Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of Telus, in a statement.

Telus said over 200,000 Canadian families who receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit qualify for the Telus Internet for Good program, which offers low-cost internet service at $9.95 per month and access to a low-cost computer.

More information about how to apply for the Internet for Good program can be found here.

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