Rogers announces successful production test of 8 Gbps symmetrical fibre broadband – double the fastest published Internet speeds in Canada
Successfully completes 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) symmetrical speeds on its fibre-powered network in both lab and customer trials – a major milestone in the company’s path to 10 Gbps
Rogers Ignite, Canada’s fastest and best performing home internet*, with lightning-fast download and upload speeds of up to 8 Gbps – available summer of 2022
TORONTO, April 19, 2022 — As leaders in network technology, Rogers announced today that it has successfully completed tests in both lab and customer trials of download and upload speeds of up to 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) on its fibre-powered network, more than doubling the fastest published Internet speeds of any major provider in Canada. Building on its commitment to provide leading next-generation products and services to its customers, the potential of 8 Gbps speeds will elevate and future-proof home broadband with more bandwidth, making it even easier to stream, work, surf, and game online on even more devices simultaneously.
“Fibre-powered networks are the foundation of building world-class connectivity solutions for our customers, and it is critical that the network technology delivers on the reliability and speed our customers need,” said Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Operating Officer, Home and Business, Rogers Communications. “With download and upload speeds of up to 8 Gigabits per second and an advanced fibre technology, customers will be able to explore streaming TV, online game play, videoconferencing, immersive virtual reality and more, like never before.”
Rogers new Ignite Internet, offering download and upload speeds of 8 Gbps, will be available in Summer 2022 for customers in select areas across Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Rogers Ignite InternetTM is Canada’s fastest and best performing home internet, as ranked by umlaut, a global leader in network benchmarking*.
Rogers is committed to closing the digital divide between rural and urban areas by making the necessary investments. As technology advances and Rogers completes milestones on its path towards 10 Gbps, it continues to offer next-generation products and services to its customers, including bringing its fibre-powered network to more neighbourhoods and underserved communities. Most recently, Rogers has been investing close to $200 million to roll out fibre Internet service to home and businesses in New Brunswick. With Rogers fibre network, that brings fibre directly to home and businesses, customers will experience a faster, reliable and more responsive online experience. And with the latest fibre network technology, all Fibre builds will have the capability of up to 8 Gbps, supporting even more devices and services in the home than ever before.
Rogers is a leading Canadian technology and media company that provides world-class communications services and entertainment to consumers and businesses on our award-winning networks. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. Today, we are dedicated to providing industry-leading wireless, cable, sports, and media to millions of customers across Canada. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For more information, please visit: www.rogers.com or http://investors.rogers.com.
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*Rogers achieved Best in Test in the umlaut Fixed Broadband Benchmarking Survey 2021; fastest based on active average download speeds measured. Visit https://www.umlaut.com/en/benchmarking/canada