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Rogers Closes Acquisition of Atria Networks Following Competition Bureau Approval

TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications Inc. (“Rogers”) announced
today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of
Atria Networks LP, owner and operator of one of Ontario’s largest
fibre-optic networks. The transaction closed on January 4, 2011
following approval by the Competition Bureau. Atria Networks was
previously privately held by Birch Hill Equity Partners.

The purchase of Atria Networks, based in Kitchener, Ontario, augments
the Rogers Business Solutions offering by enhancing its ability to
deliver on-net data centric services within and adjacent to the
company’s cable footprint.

The acquisition strategically fits with Rogers’ enterprise strategy to
offer on-net, high growth data services to small and medium sized
businesses. Atria’s unique and scalable network includes 5,600 fibre
route kilometers and over 3,800 on-net buildings in high-growth Ontario
territories. Atria serves over 1,100 customers spanning the public
sector, enterprise and carrier providers.

About the Company:

Rogers Communications is a diversified 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 rogers.com.