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TELUS Internet for Good

Internet For Good

We believe no child should be left with their potential unrealized. We know that access to the Internet gives families in need the opportunity to succeed: it’s right for our community members, it’s right for our business and it’s right for the strength of our economy.

 

That’s why we created TELUS Internet for Good, a pilot program that shows an innovative collaboration between TELUS and the British Columbia Ministry of Social Innovation and Social Development and the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Alberta in qualifying eligible participants for the program.

 

This program is a collaborative effort between a number of charitable community partners including the British Columbia Technology for Learning Society, Decoda Literacy Solutions, Alberta Computers for Schools, The Alberta Library and the Royal Conservatory working together to help families succeed.

Features include:

  • $9.95 per month (plus applicable taxes) for one year
  • Speeds up to 25 megabits per second (where available) and up to 300 gigabits of data per month
  • Access to a low cost refurbished computer
  • Access to free internet training and online safety material
  • Access to free music education programs

"Many thanks to TELUS for connecting us!!! I realize most people in BC have internet now, but for us it's a really big deal! I attend school online and work online, and to be able to do it all easily from home while caring for my child with disabilities is magical!"

Internet for Good Customer

This program helps by addressing the three most common barriers cited to in-home internet adoption: price, device and education.


Alberta

Do I qualify?

Single parents who receive financial support through the Alberta Works Income Support and Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped programs as of February 14 2017, may qualify for the low-cost high-speed Internet Pilot Program. Eligible individuals can expect to receive a letter from the Government of Alberta between March 01, 2017 and May 31, 2017. This letter will include all the information you will need to participate in this one year pilot program. This is a completely voluntary offer, for your benefit and you are under no obligation to accept it or to contact TELUS.

 

How to order a refurbished computer:

  • To order a refurbished computer visit Alberta Computers for Schools or call 1-855-546-0171 and provide your unique PIN code that you received in the mail
  • Participants can purchase a refurbished desktop computer for $100 and a refurbished laptop computer for $150

 

How to access free internet training programs:

  • To access free internet training support please call The Alberta Library at 780-414-0805 extension 227 to find your local library and confirm the resources available to you, or click here

 

British Columbia

Do I qualify?

The qualification period for this pilot program ended on March 31, 2017. We are currently in the process of evaluating the results of the pilot and identifying our best way forward. Please check back in the coming months for more information.

 

How to order a refurbished computer:

  • To order a refurbished computer visit BC Technology for Learning Society or call 1-877-250-9936 and provide your unique PIN code that you received in the mail
  • Participants can purchase a refurbished desktop computer for $100 and a refurbished laptop computer for $150

 

How to access free internet training programs:


Protecting your children and yourself online:


 

The Internet and social media provide young people with a wide range of benefits, opportunities and access to information that empowers them in a variety of ways. But they also pose some risks that parents need to be aware of and make their children aware of.
In 2013, TELUS launched a program called TELUS WISE (WISE Internet and Smartphone Education), a free educational program focused on Internet and Smartphone safety and security.

This program offers a number of free resources for families including:

At TELUS, we know your privacy matters to you as it does to us. For more information on the TELUS privacy policy click here.

If you have questions about this program please contact us at: community.affairs@telus.com

Program created in collaboration with

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