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Rogers Portable Internet expanded to 55 additional communities completing 'Inukshuk' spectrum license rollout

April 7, 2008

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    From Milk River to Neuville to Steeves Mountain, Canada boasts second
    largest fixed wireless network in the world

    TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless announced today that Portable
Internet is now available to customers in 152 urban and rural communities
across Canada, including the recent addition of 55 communities. With this
expansion, Rogers completes its rollout of the Inukshuk Wireless broadband
network and fulfills the federal government's requirement for spectrum
    "Rogers is committed to serving the needs of our customers, as
demonstrated by our continued investment in our broadband and wireless
networks across Canada," said John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief
Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. "With the expansion in coverage of our
Portable Internet service, now even more Canadians can experience the benefits
of connecting to the Internet quickly and conveniently, whether at home,
school or on the road."
    Portable Internet from Rogers Wireless is designed for people needing
simple, fast and affordable Internet services whether they're working remotely
for extended periods of time, or simply looking for a more flexible way to
access the Internet. Customers can use Portable Internet anywhere within the
coverage areas: move it from city to city, around the city they're in, or move
it within their own home or office. Cable or telephone lines are not required
and all a customer needs is a power outlet and they are able to go online
anywhere within the Portable Internet coverage areas.
    In April 2008, the Inukshuk wireless broadband network was available to
56 percent of the Canadian population in license territories with 45 cities
and more than 120 rural communities in coverage area. In addition to the
markets already in service, Rogers Portable Internet is now immediately
available in the following additional areas across Canada:-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    British Columbia            Penticton No.1, Chilliwack, Kamloops,
                                Kelowna, Tsinstikeptum No.9,
                                Tsinstikeptum No.10
    Alberta                     Blairmore, Calmar, Coleman, Mannville, Milk
                                River, Mundare, New Sarepta, Warner,
    Ontario                     Ashton, Beckett's Landing, Kemptville,
                                Cedar Ridge, Sierra Woods, Embrun, Russell,
                                Enniskerry, John Quinn Sub, Huntley Manor
                                Estates, Stittsville, Brechin, Cannington,
                                Dunsford, Thurstonia, Grandview Beach,
                                Midland, Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour,
                                Thornton, Washago, Country Club Estates,
                                Kinburn, Marionville, Spring Hill, Vernon,
                                Westmount Estates, Antrim, Deerwood Estates,
                                Panmure, Dunrobin Shore, Maclaren's Landing
    Quebec                      Quyon, Neuville, Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-
                                Nicolet, Drummondville, Joliette,
                                Trois-Rivieres, Chicoutimi-Jonquiere
    New Brunswick               Steeves Mountain
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------To see a complete list of areas where Portable Internet is available,

    How it works:
    Portable Internet uses state-of-the-art wireless technology to transmit
signals to and from a specially designed modem on fully licensed and protected
frequencies. It includes up to five email accounts and offers the same
comprehensive suite of services currently available to Rogers Hi-Speed
Internet customers, such as: a suite of protection solutions, including
advanced Norton Anti-Virus software, parental controls, pop-up blocker and
spam control, as well as industry leading online music and photo services.
Customers just connect the Portable Internet modem to their computer, plug it
into a power source and they're ready to go! Portable Internet from Rogers
Hi-Speed Internet is available in two options - one suited to dial-up users
and the other for the small or home office user with download speeds of up to
1.5 mbps, and 256 kbps upload - up to 25 times faster than dial-up Internet

    Portable Internet from Rogers Hi-Speed Internet is available for $27.95
or $49.95/month plus modem purchase of $99.95. As a special introductory
offer, customers can save $5.00 per month for the first year, plus receive
free activation.
    Customers can find out more about this service and check availability in
their area by visiting

    This service utilizes the Inukshuk Wireless broadband network, a leading
edge non-line of sight wireless broadband network built by Rogers and Bell
Canada, and is one of the largest IP wireless broadband networks of its kind
in the world.

    About Rogers Wireless

    Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7.3 million customers under both the Rogers
Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless
voice and data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest
wireless provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM
and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing
seamless roaming in more than 200 countries with its GSM based services,
Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada
utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. The company is a subsidiary of
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. For further information, please visit