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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 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, and The Alberta Library working together to help families succeed.

Features include:

  • $9.95 per month (plus applicable taxes) for one year
  • Speeds of 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

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


Alberta

Do I qualify?

The qualification period for this pilot program ended on June 20, 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 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

 

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: