TELUS waives internet fees for low income families during COVID-19 crisis
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As Canadians across the country continue to cope with the impact of this unprecedented public health crisis, TELUS is expanding its support for low income families by automatically waiving the fees for the TELUS Internet for Good program for two months, giving customers enrolled in the program access to high speed internet in their home at no cost for 60 days. Currently more than 200,000 Canadian families, who receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit, qualify for TELUS Internet for Good, which offers low cost monthly Internet service at $9.95 per month as well as access to a low cost computer and free digital literacy training. TELUS Internet for Good, which was introduced in 2016, formed the basis for the federal government’s Connecting Families initiative.
“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. “By increasing our support for low-income Canadians through our Internet for Good program, we are helping families prioritize their well-being during this pandemic.”For information on how to apply for TELUS Internet for Good visit our website.For the latest information about TELUS’ support during the crisis, visit telus.com/covid19.About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications and information technology company with $14.7 billion in annual revenue and 15.2 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our global-leading technology to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all Canadians for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired our team members and retirees to contribute more than $700 million and 1.3 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram.For media inquiries, please contact:TELUS Media Relations