Rogers announces affordable broadband internet initiative to help bridge Canada's digital divide

Rogers announces affordable broadband internet initiative to help bridge 
Canada's digital divide 
Rogers Youth Fund Connected for Success to bring internet connections and 
tools to connect youth and low-income Canadian families 
Microsoft Canada and Compugen team up to provide software and subsidized 
computers  
TORONTO, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ -Rogers Communications announced today a new 
broadband internet pilot project called Connected for Success that will 
provide affordable broadband internet, computers and software to Toronto 
Community Housing (TCH). As part of the Rogers Youth Fund program, Connected 
for Success will bring more youth online and give them the tools and resources 
needed to experience the benefits of connectivity. 
"We must invest and develop our youth to ensure they have the digital savvy 
they need to be part of and prosper in Canada's digital future. And it 
starts with a broadband connection," said Rob Bruce, President of 
Communications, Rogers Communications. "It's unfathomable that Canadians are 
living without internet access today because they simply cannot afford it. 
With Connected for Success we've taken the first step to connect youth and we 
urge our competitors, our partners and communities to work with us to bridge 
Canada's digital divide." 
The Connected for Success™ initiative, part of the Rogers Youth Fund™, 
will start later this year in Toronto with Canada's largest social housing 
provider, Toronto Community Housing. 
"Rogers has stepped up to create a tremendous opportunity for youth living in 
Toronto Community Housing," said Eugene Jones Jr., TCH President and Chief 
Executive Officer. "I thank Rogers, Microsoft Canada and Compugen for their 
leadership in opening the door to new possibilities in our communities, and 
look forward to working with them to implement this initiative." 
Participants who qualify will have access to $9.99 per month for broadband 
internet speeds of 3Mbps and usage allowance up to 30 GB. Microsoft Canada and 
Compugen are supporting the program by providing the option to purchase a 
computer for $150.00 that will come pre-loaded with complimentary software 
along with access to technical support. 
"Today's announcement is a huge step forward, demonstrating leadership in 
providing affordable internet access to families," said Mark Goldberg, Mark H. 
Goldberg & Associates Inc. and co-founder of The Canadian Telecom Summit. 
"This initiative benefits our communities and helps strengthen Canada's 
performance in a digital economy." 
Connected for Success participants will additionally have access to digital 
literacy programming and resources that will help them get the most out of 
their internet connection. 
In 2012, Rogers launched Rogers Youth Fund and Tech Essentials, programs 
dedicated to the development of digital literacy and technology skills among 
Canadians. The Rogers Youth Fund program, www.rogersyouthfund.com, focuses on 
giving youth a brighter future through funding after school programs that 
provide digital access, digital literacy and academic support. In the past 
year, over eighty-five thousand students have participated in programs 
supported by the Rogers Youth Fund. 
To help Canadians build their digital knowledge, Rogers launched Tech 
Essentials, http://techessentials.rogers.com/. Through an interactive website, 
Tech Essentials provides parents and families with information on how to make 
smart and safe digital choices. 
More information about the Connected for Success program will be available in 
the coming months. 
About Rogers Communications:
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data 
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable 
television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media 
we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, 
magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We 
are publicly traded on theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and 
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the 
Rogers group of companies, please visitrogers.com. 
Allison Fitton, Rogers Communications,allison.fitton@rci.rogers.com, 
416-935-8860 
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