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Rogers to Enhance Wireless Service in Burnaby

Network investments will continue to improve wireless service in communities across British Columbia
BURNABY, BC, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ – Today, Rogers announced it has improved wireless service at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, a busy athletics facility on Kensington Avenue and Sprott Street, as well as along a portion of Burnaby Lake. Rogers and Fido customers in this area will have a faster, more reliable and consistent wireless experience than ever before.

“Our customers want high quality wireless access wherever they are, whether it’s working on the go, attending a tournament or staying connected while the kids are at skating lessons,” said Rick Sellers, President, British Columbia at Rogers Communications. “These wireless enhancements not only connect customers in British Columbia to the moments that matter most in their lives today, but they also prepare our network for tomorrow.”

With this network investment, Rogers and Fido customers in Burnaby will be able to connect to more of the things they love, whether that means streaming a sporting event, downloading work documents, posting on social media or even just chatting with friends. Today’s announcement is one of several recent Rogers wireless investments in British Columbia including connection across the full SkyTrain system and enhanced service in Witset, Kelowna, Tsawwassen Mills, Abbotsford, Vancouver Island including Qualicum Beach, Maple Ridge and Vancouver.

“We are pleased to hear that Rogers has invested to help improve the wireless network around the area near Burnaby 8Rinks. These improvements are expected to keep our customers better engaged in their active lifestyles in terms of quickly checking stats of their loved one’s recreational hockey games, or keeping up to date on tournament & programs schedules,” said representative at Canlan Ice Sports Corp.

Rogers is currently working on a multi-year program to bring 5G to Canadians. Recently, Rogers announced plans to launch a national LTE-M network to enable the next era of IoT solutions in Canada, as well as a 5G research partnership with University of British Columbia, and a national infrastructure agreement with Ericsson. Earlier this year Rogers completed live 5G testing at Rogers Centre and is currently testing 5G global standards. Rogers continues to upgrade its 4.5G network with the latest 5G-ready technology to be ready for 5G commercial deployment.

About Rogers
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company. 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).

SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. – English