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Getting more seniors online

Low-income seniors in B.C. and Alberta will now have the opportunity to receive high speed internet for less than $10 a month, all thanks to the Telus.

The B.C.-based company is offering eligible seniors one of two Internet for Good plans with unlimited data: Internet 25 or Internet 50 for $9.95 or $19.95 per month, respectively. Seniors are eligible for the offer if they are receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement from the federal government.

“Our country’s seniors have contributed significantly to the fabric of this nation, having built and supported the infrastructure, economy and social services that we enjoy today,” Telus CEO Darren Entwhistle said in a press release. “Disconcertingly, these same aging Canadians have been disproportionately impacted throughout the health emergency system as many do not have the means to stay connected to loved ones and support networks in order to stay safe.

“Through Internet for Good for Seniors we are providing some of our most vulnerable Canadians with access to the vital tools and resources they need to stay safely and meaningfully connected.”

Existing Telus customers who enrol in the Internet for Good program will have their monthly bill lowered to the cost of the plan they select.

Eligible seniors can apply for Internet for Good online here and are required to provide a copy of their Old Age Security T4A (OAS) that identifies them as a GIS recipient.

Projections indicate more than 400,000 seniors across B.C. and Alberta will be eligible for the discount.

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