Rogers Communications Responds to CRTC Decision on Bell / Astral

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Phil Lind, Vice-Chairman of Rogers Communications issued the following statement:

"We commend the CRTC for this courageous decision. We believe that Canadians should have fair and open access to content. This is a good day for consumers."

About Rogers Communications:

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 services. 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). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.

For further information:

Patricia Trott
(416) 935-7359
Patricia.trott@rci.rogers.com