Rogers brings Ignite Gigabit to Moncton with Atlantic expansion
Delivers what Internet customers want most: lightning speed and unlimited data
MONCTON, NB, June 7, 2016 /CNW/ – With download speeds up to one Gigabit per second, Rogers IgniteTM Gigabit and Rogers IgniteTM for business Gigabit Internet is now available in neighbourhoods across Greater Moncton. The first wave in delivering Rogers’ fastest Internet speeds to its Atlantic customers, this local infrastructure investment gives Moncton Internet customers what they want the most: extraordinary speed and unlimited data across multiple devices simultaneously.
Canadians are connecting more devices online and streaming more video than ever before. Tracking Rogers network traffic, by 2020 Internet use will grow another 500% (vs. 450% over the last five years), connected devices in the home will double (from 11 to 20), and video streaming such as Netflix and YouTube will account for 80% of network traffic (vs. 55% today).
“Rogers Ignite Gigabit Internet is ideal for these connected households with multiple devices – at top speeds, customers can download an HD movie in less than 30 seconds, a full album in less than one second, and a game in about five minutes,” said Kelly Atkinson, Executive Vice President of Residential Services, Rogers. “Customers get even more value when they combine our fastest unlimited Internet with our great cable and home phone offers.”
Internet speed is also essential to small business owners who can improve productivity via video conferencing, real-time data backup, and faster file transfers. Rogers Ignite for business Gigabit Internet delivers top speeds able to download a 3GB data file in less than 30 seconds and upload to cloud applications up to 2.5X faster than before.
“We’re pleased to see Rogers expand and invest their Gigabit Internet in the region,” said Dieppe MLA Roger Melanson, New Brunswick’s President of the Treasury Board. “Increasing our digital infrastructure will help ensure businesses have the tools they need to reach their full potential as part of today’s digital economy.”
Rogers will continue to expand Ignite Gigabit service across New Brunswick and into Newfoundland in the coming months. Customers looking to get Rogers Ignite Gigabit at home can visit Rogers.com/gigabit or call 1-888-ROGERS1 to discover how to bundle the service with other residential products for even better value. Small business owners can find more information on the newly-launched Rogers Ignite for business Gigabit at Rogers.com/business1gig
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. Our stock is 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 rogers.com.
SOURCE Rogers Media