Speeds boosted to deliver enhanced surfing experience
TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Communications Inc. today announced
that it is boosting the download speed of its two most popular Internet
services, effective immediately. Rogers Hi-Speed Internet Express will
increase from 7 Mbps to 10 Mbps and Rogers Hi-Speed Internet Lite will
increase from 1 Mbps to 3 Mbps.
These service enhancements are being introduced at no extra charge to
residential customers and will be in place by May 29.
"Our customers tell us that speed is one of the most important attributes
of their Internet service and it is due to this that we are committed to
delivering a service that is faster than the competition." said Steven Wagner,
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Cable. "Independent
research firm comScore Inc. has found that Rogers Hi-Speed Internet speeds are
the fastest and most reliable(1), and by re-speeding these tiers, customers
continue to receive the premium service they desire."
As a result of consumers doing more online, Rogers continues to invest in
its network in order to ensure the greatest Internet performance and online
experience for its customers. In the past ten years alone, Rogers has invested
more than $1 billion in its network to enhance bandwidth capabilities and
deliver customers greater choice for Internet services.
For more information about Rogers, visit www.rogers.com
About 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 65% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable
pioneered high speed Internet access and now 44% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 68% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' Hi-Speed Internet service. With 69% 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 95% 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.
Additional information on Rogers is available at www.rogers.com.--------------------
1) Fastest and most reliable speeds claim supported by independent third
party research conducted by comScore Inc., comparing average download
speed to the equivalent speeds of the incumbent DSL provider. Testing
completed in the Rogers Ontario footprint from October 1, 2008 to
January 31, 2009.