Access Communications Offers Subsidized Internet to Hundreds of Low-Income Saskatchewan Families
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Regina, SK – Access Communications Co-operative announces they are proud to participate in Connecting Families, an initiative of the Government of Canada that enables and encourages the participation of more Canadians in the digital world and the opportunities it brings. Access will be doing this by offering subsidized Internet to hundreds of low-income Saskatchewan families.
“Today, access to residential Internet is essential to economic, social, and educational opportunity, yet many Saskatchewan families make significant trade-offs in order to pay for it,” says Tracey Mucha, Manager of Communications, Access Communications Co-operative. “We are proud to be involved in Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) Connecting Families initiative to increase Internet affordability for low-income Canadians.”
The Connected Families Initiative was designed to connect low income families to the Internet. As such, Canadian families that currently receive the maximum Child Care Benefit (CCB) are eligible for this initiative. Eligible households will have access to residential wireline Internet service for $10 per month, with no less than 10 Mbps download speeds. Additionally, Access Communications will be providing unlimited data usage, with no equipment or installation fees applied.
The initiative brings together Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the country – that are partnering with the Government of Canada to offer low-cost service to eligible households. Connecting Families is set to run until 2022 and Computers for Success – Canada Inc. (CFSC) has developed a secure online portal that will enable eligible low-income Canadian families to access the $10 per month high speed Internet service from participating ISP’s while protecting their privacy.
To learn more about the Connected Families Initiative, visit https://www.myaccess.ca/customer-care/internet/connecting-families/.
About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative is one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies, but we do so much more than provide reliable, affordable Internet, television, telephone and security services. What makes Access unique is our involvement in the communities we serve, especially through our Access7 community channels.
Access Communications began serving customers in 1978. Over the years, we have grown into a province-wide co-operative serving over 235 communities and 160,000 sq. km of rural areas in Saskatchewan. As a not-for-profit co-operative, we invest 100% of our earnings right back into the communities and rural areas where we live and do business.
For more information contact:
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306-565-5352; toll free: 1-866-211-6334 ext. 5352