As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, there is some good news that may bring a silver lining to some Canadians out there.
All of the major Canadian internet service providers have announced they are removing the monthly data cap on their internet subscriptions.
User access to unlimited services are only temporary though but certain ISPs are hoping that they could help upkeep productivity in the meantime.
Here’s the breakdown:
Rogers and its sister brand Fido have removed data caps until May 31. The company has also announced a six-month trial of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. In addition, they have removed long-distance calling fees until April 30th.
Bell and Telus are not charging their home internet subscribers for going over their caps until April 30th.
Moreover, Telus has also waived its pay-per-use roaming charges for postpaid Telus and Koodo Mobility customers outside of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
TekSavvy has suspended data overage fees until April 5. The change is automatic and does not require any action from the customers.
As the COVID-19 continues to spread, companies are closing their offices and sending workers home to work remotely.
So far Canada has had 424 confirmed COVID-19 cases
Although this is not great news for all Canadians for those who want to make use of as much data as they can while they are in quarantine or are self-isolating, this is a move in the right direction.