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Rogers Enhances Wireless Service in Parts of Alberta

Ongoing network investments continue to improve wireless service in Edmonton, Strathcona County and Lethbridge

EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Rogers announced improved wireless service in four locations in Alberta including Belgravia in Edmonton, Strathcona Athletic Park, as well as several areas in Lethbridge including Willowbrook and Fleetwood. Now, Rogers and Fido customers in these residential and commercial 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, watching a tournament at Strathcona Athletic Park, enjoying family activities around Whitemud Park or even just using their device in their own backyard in Lethbridge,” said Larry Goerzen, President, Alberta and Prairies Region at Rogers Communications. “These wireless enhancements not only connect customers in Alberta to the moments that matter most in their lives today, but they also prepare our network for tomorrow.”

With these network investments, Rogers and Fido customers, including business customers in Alberta will be able to connect to more of the things they love, whether that means streaming their favourite TV shows, downloading work documents, posting on social media or even just chatting with friends. Today’s enhancements in Alberta are in addition to enhanced service in Medicine Hat

Rogers is currently working on a multi-year program to bring 5G to Canadians. In 2018, 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 last 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 (RCI).

SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. – English

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