Can your Internet keep up? Home Internet use expected to grow by 400 per cent

New ROGERS IGNITE delivers unlimited Internet, value-added content and proven reliable Internet speeds

Twenty years since Rogers high speed Internet introduced to Canadians

TORONTO, March 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Spotty music streaming during your dinner party? Wi-Fi doesn't reach your bedroom? Frozen screen when watching your favourite show? Today, Rogers introduced ROGERS IGNITE™, new fully loaded Internet plans that come with unlimited usage, consistent reliable speeds ranked fastest in Canada by PCMag.com, along with subscriptions to Rogers™ NHL GameCentre LIVE™ and shomi™. Now you can surf, stream and share more on multiple devices in the home.

"Your family doesn't slow down, and neither should your Internet. We've redesigned our plans to give our customers unlimited usage options with consistent, reliable speeds so they can surf more, stream more  and share more without worrying about going over their limit or getting a spotty connection," said Robert Goodman, senior director,  Rogers Communications. "If you're not on ROGERS IGNITE, you're not ready for what's next – super HD video streaming and even more connected devices in your home."

Since the first Rogers high speed cable Internet was introduced in Canada 20 years ago, speeds and capacity have consistently increased to stay one step ahead of customer demand.  Since 2002, Internet speeds have gone up from 1.5 Mbps, to up to 250 Mbps today. Today, 50 per cent of the traffic on the Rogers network is video streaming, and since last year, customers' Internet usage overall has spiked by 60 per cent.

With ROGERS IGNITE, customers can choose from three Internet plans that are simple, easy to understand and designed for the light browsers to the ultimate streamers. ROGERS IGNITE 100 and 250 plans come with unlimited usage and consistently fast download speeds up to 100 Mbps and up to 250 Mbps –up to five times faster than other top widely available speeds in Ontario. Plans also come with the Rocket™ Wi-Fi modem that extends the Wi-Fi signal even further throughout the home.

For two years running, PCMag.com has ranked Rogers as Canada's fastest Internet service provider. SamKnows continues to certify Rogers Internet speeds as consistently fast, delivering 100 per cent or more of the advertised download speeds. Also, YouTube rates the Rogers network as HD Verified, which means customers can expect smooth playback when watching high-definition YouTube videos.

In addition, customers don't have to worry about their monthly service fee increasing during their two year term with new ROGERS IGNITE TV and Internet bundles. Customers can create their own personalized bundle that includes technical support from Rogers TechXpert™ Whole Home, shomi™, Rogers™ NHL GameCentre LIVE™,  NHL® Centre Ice™ (on VIP TV packages or higher), and the option to add a NextBox™ 3.0 PVR rental, Home Phone or Rogers Smart Home Monitoring for additional savings. For more information visit rogers.com.

About Rogers
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public 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 and telephony services to consumers and businesses. 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: Kaili Colford, Rogers Communications, Tel: 416-935-4824 , Kaili.colford@rci.rogers.com

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