NEWS

10 May 2011

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Low cost the internet for tenants in Toronto public housing is being expanded to social housing communities across Ontario, Outstanding Brunswick and emergingfoundland, The gta Star has learned.

Currently each of our $9.99 a month program offered by Rogers phone calls, Will be for sale to more than 150,000 low income households everywhere a lot more claims provides Internet services starting this month.

The Connected for Success program began as a pilot work for Toronto Community Housing tenants in 2013 and now serves 11,000 homes. Under the development, Subsidized tenants in another 533 non profit housing companies will are eligible.

"We’ve had a significant response to our pilot project with Toronto Community Housing and are thrilled to expand Connected for Success to our whole cable Internet footprint, Explained Deepak Khandelwal, Chief purchaser officer for Rogers.

"From kids connecting after the school day is done to seniors staying talking to their friends and using banking or government services, Internet access isn’t a ‘nice to have’ it is necessary in our digital world, He said in an announcement.

Scarborough renter Cyleta Gibson Sealy, Who has used the service in her apartment townhouse complex on Birchmount and Finch Aves, Contemplating last fall, Said the offer seemed"Too good really was" When a Rogers fellow member invited her to apply.

"But i’ve had no problems. And niche never goes up. Keep surprises away, She said in a meeting Wednesday.

Gibson Sealy, Who runs a free after school homework put in her building, Said she has been getting the news out about the service because it means children don’t have to go to the library to research assignments.

"For families with many different kids, They are always going over their limits and parents face huge bills they can pay, She recounted. "Soon it’s $100, $200 and $300 and the customer online system is cut off. This location they can afford,

Because there are no credit checks, Tenants in social housing buildings and also require had their Rogers service suspended in the past due to bill non payment are eligible for the $9.99 monthly software package, A company speaker confirmed.

Gibson Sealy had to give up her own Internet service in the past because"I was paying more for Internet than for knick knacks some months, But as joining the low cost program, She is able to keep in touch through email with the numerous community groups she is involved with.

ACORN nova scotia, A national connection of low and moderate income families, Has been urging the Canadian Radio television and telecoms Commission(CRTC) To mandate a $10 per month high speed home Internet product for all families and men living below Statistics Canada’s low income measure. Throughout the 2013, The LIM was formerly $20,933 for one and $41,866 for a class of four, After fees.

An ACORN survey of 400 members last year found that almost 84 per cent said the money necessary Internet services was"Amazingly expensive" And that almost 59 % of those skimped on food, Recreation and rent to pay for the it.

To be able to a recent Ipsos Reid study, 91 per cent of Canadians have home online sites. But that number drops to 70 per cent for families with an annual income of less than $25,000.

Sharad Kerur of the Ontario Non Profit Housing connection said he hopes other Internet providers"Help" To serve social housing owners of the property in areas not served by Rogers.