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About the program

How it works

Every Albertan deserves to stay connected, no matter where you set down roots. High-speed internet is a lifeline to your work, productivity, and the greater community. That’s why we started the Community Connections program. A portion of our profits goes toward providing free internet and donations to Alberta nonprofits like you.

Albertans subscribe to MCSnet >
Our customers sign up for high-speed internet in rural communities

We give back to Albertan organizations like you >
Local nonprofits receive free internet, donations, and sponsorships

Real Albertans gain real connections >
Rural communities get the internet access and funding they need to prosper

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for our Community Connections program, your organization must:

  • Fall under at least one of MCSnet’s community investment pillars (agriculture, youth, technology)
  • Be located within MCSnet’s service coverage area
  • Align with MCSnet’s values
  • Not compete with stakeholders’ best interests

Community Pillars

From agriculture to youth and technology, we invest in organizations that align with our values. We take a strategic approach to community investment, following pillars that guide us toward the most impact.

Agriculture

Events that gather the community together to celebrate the agricultural industry and its traditions, such as rodeos and agriculture expositions.

Youth

Empowering youth aged 15 to 24 to live a life with no boundaries through learning opportunities, support systems, or unique experiences.

Technology

Encouraging technological innovation related to the internet or educating the public on the topic.

Donations

How We Give

Choose the kind of support that’s best for your organization. We partner with you to provide the right funding that will help your nonprofit and people thrive.

Free Internet Partnerships

Discounted or complimentary internet services in your building

Direct Donations

One-time funding for a specific need, event, or cause

Sponsorships

Long-term strategic partnerships to uplift local organizations

Helping Nonprofits Across Alberta Stay Connected

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Recipients

Are you the right fit for Community Connections? We give back to local organizations that are vital to Alberta’s communities.

Local Societies & Associations

Sports teams, community leagues, agricultural societies

Nonprofits & Charities

Museums, libraries, arts foundations, youth and seniors clubs

Community Events

Rodeos, concerts, festivals, agricultural fairs, business conferences

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Hear it from those we help

MCSnet’s donation has helped the Cold Lake Agricultural Society greatly. By providing the Cold Lake Ag Society with high-quality, high-speed internet access, we have been able to modernize our facility and offer quality Wi-Fi access to the users of our facility. The internet allows our employees to be more efficient and allows our organization to help many other non-profits and event providers within Lakeland that call our facility home.

Dustin Foulds, Cold Lake Agricultural Society

An internet connection is undoubtedly integral to our operations across the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society facilities. Currently, our operations rely on broadband and sharing large amounts of information across the internet. SCARS has over 300 volunteers across Alberta sharing information daily, and this donation of a free internet connection provided by MCSnet positively impacts everyone and beyond.

Troy Trudgeon, Second Chance Animal Rescue Society

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