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Rogers Enhances Wireless Service in Medicine Hat and Acquires a Radio Station

July 26, 2018

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Rogers is investing in Alberta businesses and communities with ongoing network improvements and the purchase of CJCY-FM Popular Classic Hits

MEDICINE HAT, AB, July 26, 2018 /CNW/ – Rogers announces it has improved wireless service in Medicine Hat.  Whether flying in and out of the Medicine Hat Regional Airport, working while on the go, or visiting for a holiday, Rogers and Fido customers in this growing community will have a faster, more reliable and consistent wireless experience than ever before. Furthering support of the growing economy in Medicine Hat, on July 5, Rogers formally acquired CJCY-FM (102.1 CJCY Classic Hits), and joins the Rogers station CKMH-FM (105.3 ROCK). This acquisition also serves to strengthen Rogers Media’s diverse roster of radio and television brands in Alberta, including 14 radio stations in the genres of Rock, Country, Top 40, and Multicultural, along with TV properties; Citytv, OMNI Television, and Sportsnet. “Rogers is proud of its continued investments in Alberta communities whether it’s improving our wireless network or offering high quality local programming,” said Larry Goerzen, President Alberta and Prairie Region at Rogers Communications.  “We are excited to build upon our strong radio brands in the community of Medicine Hat and our wireless enhancements not only connect customers to the moments that matter most in their lives today, but they also prepare our network for tomorrow.” “We are pleased that Rogers is investing further network coverage in our growing and vibrant community,” said Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston. “The expanded coverage will create a more extensive data performance area especially for those people accessing devices at the Medicine Hat Airport. It provides our customers another significant enhancement to the recently renovated airport terminal.” With this network investment, Rogers and Fido customers in Medicine Hat will be able to connect to more of the things they love, whether that means streaming their favourite TV shows, downloading work documents, posting on social media, or even chatting with friends. Today’s announcement builds on the recent Rogers wireless investments announced in Lethbridge and between Banff and Calgary. Medicine Hat network enhancements are part of a multi-year national network plan to bring next generation wireless services to Canadians including Gigabit LTE network and 5G with future ready technology and equipment that is based on the latest global 3GPP standards, including 4×4 MIMO, four-carrier aggregation and 256 QAM. Rogers is working in partnership with Ericsson, a North American leader in network infrastructure and 5G deployment.  As part of this plan, Rogers will continue to boost and densify its network with small cells and macro sites across the country. About Rogers Rogers is a leading diversified 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, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. 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). SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. – English