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Rogers applauds decision of Government of Canada

September 17, 2009

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TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications (RCI) today applauded the decision of the Government of Canada to direct the CRTC to hold hearings and provide the Government with a report on the implications of a fee-for-carriage regime.

“The Government says the CRTC must take into account the impact on consumers of a fee-for-carriage regime which is something we have consistently advocated,” said Phil Lind, Vice Chairman, Rogers Communications. “We must ensure that consumers are front and centre in this discussion.”

Rogers is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless provider and the operator of the country’s only national GSM/HSPA based network. Through Cable, we are one of Canada’s largest providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services. Through 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 www.rogers.com.