Rogers Improves Wireless Service in Kelowna, City of West Kelowna, and Westbank First Nations
Two new towers in Kelowna area provide increased wireless coverage for Rogers and Fido customers
VANCOUVER – April 4, 2017 – Rogers today announced it has expanded wireless service near Mount Boucherie and Upper Okanagan Mission, making it easier for Rogers and Fido customers to use maps to navigate the Lakeshore Wine Route, share a photo from the bleachers of Jim Lind Arena, or make a call from West Kelowna City Hall.
“We’re investing in our wireless network to make sure our customers have access to our world-class LTE service in more places,” said Perm Jawanda, Vice-President, Partner Retail Sales, Rogers Communications. “Whether you live in Kelowna or are in town to tour the city’s famous wineries or catch a hockey game, our customers want to be able to connect with the people and things that matter to them, in more places. As communities in the B.C interior keep growing, we’re committed to continuing to improve service for our Rogers and Fido customers.”
Now, residents in the growing communities around Mount Boucherie and Upper Mission in South Kelowna, as well as people visiting Royal LePage Place, Jim Lind Arena, and West Kelowna City Hall, will have more seamless access to Rogers LTE service.
“With this wireless service expansion, Rogers is investing in the Kelowna region’s future as the community continues to grow,” said Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services. “Whether you’re a local resident or visiting on holiday, you will always be connected to your loved ones, government services, learning opportunities and the world.”
“West Kelowna encouraged Rogers to provide improved service around Mt. Boucherie and we are extremely pleased with this service expansion that will ensure coverage in one of our busiest recreational and municipal areas,” said Doug Findlater, Mayor of West Kelowna.
LTE, the fastest generation of wireless service in Canada, provides stronger, more consistent data speeds, similar to high speed broadband home Internet. With LTE, customers can stream and do more on the go with less buffering. The improved service also provides HD quality voice services when using a device enabled with VoLTE, the latest voice technology. In addition, Rogers has turned on 700 MHz spectrum, the beachfront real estate of spectrum, in these areas. 700 MHz spectrum provides better coverage in hard to reach places like basements, elevators and buildings with thick concrete walls, meaning customers will have a stronger LTE signal on their device and will be less likely to lose LTE coverage and drop to lower data speeds.
For more information about Rogers’ network coverage, visit rogers.com/coverage.
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that’s working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. 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).
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