Rogers Pilot Project Aims to Bridge Canada’s Digital Divide

Rogers’ Connected for Success project aims to provide broadband Internet and learning tools to help youth and low-income Canadian families stay connected.

Connected for Success, part of Rogers Youth Fund program, will start later this year in Toronto with Canada’s largest social housing provider, Toronto Community Housing.

Rob Bruce, President of Communications, Rogers Communications said: “We must invest and develop our youth to ensure they have the digital savvy they need to be part of and prosper in Canada’s digital future. And it starts with a broadband connection. It’s unfathomable that Canadians are living without internet access today because they simply cannot afford it. With Connected for Success we’ve taken the first step to connect youth and we urge our competitors, our partners and communities to work with us to bridge Canada’s digital divide.”

Bruce added that participants who qualify for the program will have access to $9.99 per month for broadband Internet speeds of 3Mbps and usage allowance up to 30 GB. Microsoft Canada and Compugen are also contributing by providing the option to purchase a computer for $150.00 that will come pre-loaded with complimentary software along with access to technical support.

Digital literacy programming and other academic support will help participants to get the most out of their Internet connection, noted Rogers.

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