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Ruralwave joins Rogers Communications to connect more local families and businesses in rural communities

The partnership will help Ruralwave build on its commitment to expand its network and connect more customers while offering customers Rogers next-generation technology 

LITTLE BRITAIN, ON, October 2, 2020: Today, Ruralwave and Rogers Communications announced that Ruralwave, an independently owned and locally operated company based out of Little Britain Ontario has become a subsidiary of Rogers.

“Rural communities are vital to everything we do at Ruralwave,” said Dan Risebrough Barnes, Founder of Ruralwave. “I started this company in 2005 in Brock Township to ensure that the community had reliable Internet. Over the years, the need for our services grew, and we continued to expand our network to service more communities. As we looked to the future and the investments we wanted to make in our communities, we made the decision to join the Rogers team.”

Ruralwave currently provides Internet services to 2,400 customers throughout the townships of Ramara, Scugog, Brock, the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Municipality of Clarington. The company will continue to lead the day-to-day and provide the great customer service that they do today.

“Over the past 15 years, Dan and the incredible team at Ruralwave have been a cornerstone of the community, delivering reliable Internet service and exceptional service to its customers,” said Ron McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations at Rogers Communications. “Today, we are excited to welcome the Ruralwave team to the Rogers family and start our journey to grow the local network and ensure more homes and business have access to the latest technology now, and in the future.”

Delivering dependable, high-speed broadband is important to Rogers and Ruralwave. Over the coming months, the companies will work together to identify opportunities to offer local customers additional Internet and entertainment services, including Rogers leading IPTV service, Ignite TV™. Rogers is committed to helping Ruralwave on its home expansion plans to connect even more neighbourhoods now, and in the future.

The acquisition closed on September 30, 2020.

Ruralwave has been providing fast, reliable and affordable Internet connectivity to rural residents and businesses in Eastern Ontario since 2003. As an established Internet provider and champion of broadband expansion in Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes, Simcoe County and York Region, Ruralwave provides high-speed Internet connectivity using a variety of available technologies including Fibre to the Home, Fibre to the Curb, Fibre to the Tower, Hybrid Fibre Cable and Fixed Wireless.

Rogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. We have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, sports, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. 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). If you want to find out more about us, visit

For more information, please contact:                
Dan Risebrough Barnes,  Ruralwave
Phone: (705) 432-8468
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Rogers Communications Media Relations Team