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Rogers Expands Suite of Residential High Speed Internet Services in Newfoundland

    Three new Internet service options deliver increased flexibility and

    ST. JOHN'S, May 8 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Communications Inc. today
announced the launch of three new high speed Internet services for customers
in Newfoundland. With download speeds of 1Mbps, 10Mbps and 18Mbps joining the
500kbps and 7Mbps speeds currently available, customers now have a broader
selection of services to meet their specific needs.The three new service options are:
    -   Lite - $34.95 per month, offering download speeds of up to 1Mbps and
        a usage allowance of 25GB per month
    -   Extreme - $54.95 per month, offering download speeds of up to 10Mbps
        and a usage allowance of 95GB per month
    -   Extreme Plus - $99.95 per month, offering download speeds of up to
        18Mbps and a usage allowance of 95GB per month"Over the years Rogers has witnessed a change in the way our customers
use the Internet," said Ken Marshall, Regional President in Atlantic Canada
for Rogers Cable. "Each customer engages in vastly different ways; whether
it's streaming video, downloading music, online gaming or simple web browsing,
our users need fast, reliable access. With the introduction of these three new
services, our customers now have more choice and are able to obtain a package
that more appropriately reflects their personal usage style."
    Each of the three new tiers feature unique speed and usage allowances.
Through these, Rogers customers are better equipped to select the most
appropriate package for their specific bandwidth requirements. For those
customers who require more usage than what is included in their specific
package, they are able to purchase additional usage on a monthly basis.
    Already available services for new customers in Newfoundland will be
continuing and are detailed below:-   Ultra Lite - $24.95 per month offering download speeds of up to
        500kbps and a usage allowance of 2GB per month
    -   Express - $44.95 per month offering download speeds of up to 7Mbps
        and a usage allowance of 60 GB per monthAbout Rogers Cable:
    Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way
network passes approximately 3.6 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and
Newfoundland, with 64% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable
pioneered high speed Internet access and now 42% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 66% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' Hi-Speed Internet service. With 61% digital penetration,
Rogers Cable offers a leading selection of High Definition TV programming, a
complete array of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on Demand (VOD),
Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting channels), and an
extensive line-up of sports and multicultural programming. Rogers Cable now
offers home telephone service (voice-over-cable) to approximately 94% of its
cable territory and, combined with its circuit switched telephony subscribers,
has over 1 million local telephony customers. Rogers Cable is a national
provider of voice communications services, data networking, and broadband
Internet connectivity to small, medium and large businesses. In addition it
operates over 450 Rogers Retail stores.
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