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Rogers Improves Wireless Service at University of British Columbia

 

Rogers and Fido customers will benefit from increased LTE coverage around Orchard Commons

 

VANCOUVER – April 25, 2017 – Rogers today announced it has expanded wireless service on campus in the Orchard Commons area of UBC. Now, students and faculty will have more seamless coverage to stream video and music, make calls, access the Internet, and more in the Orchard Commons residence, Totem Park residence, Lower Mall, Agronomy Road, Thunderbird residence, and the Engineering and Forestry buildings.

“We know students need wireless access wherever they are on campus, whether it’s to keep in touch with their friends or access resources for assignments,” said Perm Jawanda, Vice-President, Partner Retail Sales, Rogers Communications. “That’s why we’re investing to make sure they have access to our world-class wireless service in more places at UBC.”

Now, Rogers and Fido customers will have more seamless access to Rogers LTE service on UBC campus. This expansion is part of ongoing improvements Rogers has made to its wireless service on the UBC campus since 2014, including better service in Westbrook Village and the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

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. This 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.

 About Rogers
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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