A new government initiative, named “Connecting Families” has been announced in partnership with 14 internet service providers (ISP). The initiative supports affordable high-speed Internet for those who need it most. The ISPs are voluntarily contributing to the initiative by offering $20 a month high-speed Internet services in partnership with the Government of Canada to help connect hundreds of thousands of low-income families and seniors to affordable high-speed Internet.

“Being connected is important to maintain professional, social, economic and cultural networks within the digital economy. However, many low-income Canadians are still facing barriers that prevent their full participation in the economy. By working closely with Internet service providers across the country, we are increasing accessibility and providing all Canadians with affordable and reliable Internet.” – The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

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