Increases high speed network by more than 150 times

Today, Rogers expands its high speed wireless network by 150 times covering 97 per cent of the Manitoba population. Rogers customers across Manitoba can now join Winnipeggers with access to Rogers high speed network with download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second, more device selection, and carrier choice.

In more places across Manitoba than ever before, Rogers reliable high speed network is now available for the first time in northern Manitoba including Thompson, The Pas, Flin Flon, and more. The Rogers network in southern Manitoba has also been expanded and upgraded to high speed, offering faster download speeds and increased signal strength resulting in improved voice quality. Existing Rogers customers can upgrade to the latest devices and take advantage of the greater geographic reach of the expanded high speed network.

“Welcome to the world of choice, speed and innovation, Manitoba,” said Darrell Graham, Rogers Manitoba vice president. “Customers have been telling us they want a faster network in more places and more selection of mobile devices. They want to connect in a way that makes their lives better and easier. Starting today, Manitobans from across the province can fuel their passions by switching to Rogers and connect – in high speed, on the device they want – to what matters to them most.”

Manitobans across the province now have more choice with access to the latest cutting-edge devices including the iPhone, a large selection of Android devices, BlackBerry®, and a bounty of mobile Internet solutions. A number of new stores have opened today in communities across the province to service Rogers customers.

“We have a long history of innovation and bringing network reliability and fast download speeds to our customers,” said Graham. “Manitobans can depend on Rogers to always bring the latest technologies to its customers first. Now customers in Manitoba can use those latest technologies on a network that is 150 times larger.”

Rogers was the first carrier to roll out HSPA+ in North America, giving customers the ability to receive speeds of up to 21 megabits per second, and is pleased to now offer that technology to more of Manitoba.

For details on Rogers network expansion in Manitoba: http://www.rogers.com/coverage 

Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers is a diversified public 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, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock 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 visit  http://www.rogers.com/ 

For further information:

Media Contact (Manitoba):
Barbara Biggar
204.883.2699, [email protected] 

Marina Guy (Corporate):
Rogers Communications
604.505.9428, [email protected]