We're celebrating 60 years of serving Canadians – and the best is yet to come!
Ted Rogers believed in the power of communication to enlighten, embolden, and entertain. Determined to honour his father’s legacy, at the age of 27 with one small loan and one big dream he followed in his father’s footsteps and purchased his first radio station in 1960. By purchasing Canada’s first FM radio station, he would change our communications landscape forever and connect all of us in ways we never would have imagined.
From these modest beginnings, we have grown into a formidable technology and media company that is committed to bringing Canadians the very best from around the world. We connect people, businesses and communities to each other, and to the world around them. To a world of possibilities, and to the memorable moments that matter most.
This year, we are celebrating six decades of memorable moments – 60 milestones that built our company, innovations and investments that propelled our industry forward, and the big “firsts” that forever changed the lives of Canadians. Highlights from our first 60 years include launching Canada’s first FM radio station, first multilingual/multicultural TV channel, pioneering Canada’s wireless networks, and launching the first high-speed internet in North American.
Building on our deep Canadian roots, we have invested more than $60 billion to build world-class networks in Canada, alongside delivering meaningful Canadian content, helping local communities prosper, and employing more than 25,000 Canadians across the country.
From our purchase of Canada’s first FM radio station and pioneering cable television, to delivering the country’s first wireless network and high-speed internet, we’ve pushed the boundaries of the possible with a relentless drive for innovation for all Canadians. Our investments in local news, live sports, television, and multilingual programming created thousands of jobs for Canadian artists and producers and enabled the telling of Canadian stories. We are committed to making our country a better place through on-going investments in grants and scholarships for our youth to empower the future leaders of tomorrow. Now on the cusp of 5G, our investments to bring this next generation technology cities and communities across the country will drive forward Canada’s digital future.
We celebrate these highlights while looking towards an even brighter future ahead. Our commitment to deliver the best to Canadians has fuelled us for 60 years and will continue to do so for the next 60 to come.
As Ted would say, the best is yet to come.