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Rogers to Enhance Wireless Service in parts of Manitoba

Network investments will improve wireless service in Winnipeg, Falcon Lake, Woodridge and Neepawa

WINNIPEG, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ – Today, Rogers announced that it is improving wireless service in eight locations in Manitoba including: South Transcona, Linden Woods, Beliveau, Provencher Blvd, King Edward St. and Powell Ave all located in Winnipeg, as well as Falcon Lake Town, Woodridge and Neepawa. Rogers and Fido customers in these areas 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, heading to the beach at Falcon Lake, golfing within Transcona or staying connected in Neepawa,” said Larry Goerzen, President, Alberta and Prairies Region at Rogers Communications. “These wireless enhancements not only connect customers in Manitoba 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 these parts of Manitoba 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 enhancements in Manitoba are in addition to enhanced service in Sage Creek.

“Better, faster service not only helps protect Manitobans in times of emergency but also improves daily life and keeps families connected,” said Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen.  “We welcome this announcement and will continue to work with industry partners, the business community and other levels of government to improve wireless access in Manitoba.”

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