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TELUS waives internet fees for low-income families

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March 27, 2020 - 11:02 AM

TELUS is giving customers with low incomes a break during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The telecommunications company announced today, March 27, it plans to expand support for low income families by automatically waiving fees for the TELUS Internet for Good program for two months, according to a TELUS media release.

More than 200,000 families who currently receive the Canada Child Benefit will qualify for the program, which offers low cost monthly internet services for $8.95 per month.

“By increasing our support for low-income Canadian through out Internet for Good program we are helping families prioritize their well-being doing this pandemic,” TELUS CEO and president Darren Entwistle said in the release.

For information on how to apply for Telus internet for Good program visit this website.

TELUS has also announced in a media release it has made a $500,000 donation to the Vancouver Prostate Centre, the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia Hospital Foundation to assist in the search for therapeutic antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

Scientists from the institutions have joined a global research team seeking antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

"As TELUS actively helps customers and citizens to support better health outcomes during this unprecedented time, we are also providing funding to bolster public healthcare capacity, enabling virtual healthcare to reduce risk of exposure, repurposing our mobile health clinics to support COVID-19 testing, and sourcing medical supplies and technology for healthcare workers, “ Entwistle said in the release.

For more information on TELUS’ support during the crisis visit its website here.

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