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Rogers to expand LTE, Canada's fastest wireless internet to 44 more markets

March 26, 2013

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LTE network expansion to give over a million Canadians in Atlantic
Canada, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec access to Rogers blazing fast 2600
MHz spectrum

TORONTO, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications, Canada’s leading
diversified communications company, announced it will bring its LTE
network, Canada’s fastest wireless internet, to more Canadians across
the country. Rogers will introduce LTE in 44 markets this spring and
intends to reach a total of 95 markets in 2013, offering more wireless
customers access to the world’s fastest wireless network technology
from coast to coast.

Rogers will also be making its blazing fast 2600 MHz LTE spectrum band
available in all markets, and 34 of the 44 new LTE markets will be
capable of maximum theoretical network speeds of up to 150 Mbps. This
means Rogers LTE customers using a 2600-enabled device can do even more
and have access to the fastest speeds available. Rogers has more LTE
network deployed in the 2600 MHz spectrum band than any other carrier
in Canada.

“We’re thrilled to offer the country’s fastest wireless internet to more
Canadians over the coming months,” said John Boynton, Rogers Executive
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Today, Canadians are more
connected than ever and are using their wireless devices in a number of
ways – for live streaming HD programming, downloading large files,
streaming YouTube clips and music, or enjoying the latest game from
their app store of choice,” added Boynton. “The power of the network is
critical to enabling these digital experiences, and with Rogers LTE,
Canadians are getting more use out of their devices, at the fastest
speeds available.”

Among the 44 LTE markets launching this spring will be Saint John, New
Brunswick
; Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Guelph,
Ontario; Muskoka, Ontario; Collingwood, Ontario; and multiple cities in
Quebec.

Rogers continues to offer the largest selection of LTE devices of any
carrier in Canada and will announce more 2600-enabled smartphones in
the coming months. Current Rogers exclusive, 2600-enabled devices
include the LG Optimus G 2600, the Rocket Stick, Rocket Hub and the
Rocket Mobile Hotspot.

“It is our commitment to offer customers the fastest wireless internet
experience in Canada,” added Boynton. “As we continue to invest in
innovative and exclusive 2600-enabled devices, as well as the rollout
of Canada’s fastest LTE network and our 2600 spectrum, more Rogers
customers will enjoy an enhanced, superior wireless experience.”

In the coming months we will be rolling out the 44 markets and growing
our lineup of LTE and 2600 enabled devices. For updates on our growing
LTE network, visit www.rogers.com/LTE

About Rogers
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable
television, high-speed Internet and telephony. Through Rogers Media we
are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping,
magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital
media. We 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 Inc.