Rogers Improves Wireless Service in Abbotsford

Rogers and Fido customers will experience faster speeds with increased LTE coverage at Highstreet Shopping Centre

ABBOTSFORD, BC, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Rogers today announced it continues to invest in communities across British Columbia with expanded wireless service and network improvements in Abbotsford at the Highstreet Shopping Centre on Mount Lehman Road near the Trans-Canada Highway.

Rogers and Fido customers at the open-air mall will experience improved LTE coverage to make calls, access the internet, stream music and video at the open-air mall, which features retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and a community plaza. Businesses, too, will now have the ability to connect more quickly with customers and colleagues. Improved coverage also extends to adjacent commercial businesses and residents in this growing Fraser Valley community.

"Our customers want to stay connected wherever they are," said Perm Jawanda, Regional Vice-President, Rogers Communications. "Whether it's back-to-school shopping, taking in a movie or enjoying family events in the plaza, our customers now have the convenience of being able to use their phones seamlessly. That's why we're committed to investing in communities across B.C."

"The City of Abbotsford is extremely pleased with this service expansion by Rogers that will ensure coverage in one of our community's busiest retail areas, further supporting our vibrant local economy," said Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun. "We are very pleased with this investment by Rogers in our community."

LTE, the fastest generation of wireless service in Canada, provides stronger, more consistent data speeds, similar to high speed broadband home Internet. With LTE, customers can stream and do more on the go with less buffering on a mobile device. The improved service also provides HD quality voice services when using a device enabled with VoLTE, the latest voice technology.

In addition, Rogers has turned on 700 MHz spectrum, the beachfront real estate of spectrum, in these areas. This spectrum provides better coverage in hard to reach places like basements, elevators and buildings with thick concrete walls, meaning Rogers and Fido customers, including business customers, will have a stronger LTE signal on their device and will be less likely to lose LTE coverage and drop to lower data speeds.

This investment is one of several new Rogers wireless sites recently announced in British Columbia, including improvements for commuters on the SkyTrain in Metro Vancouver, and for our customers on Vancouver Island and in Kelowna

For more information about Rogers' network coverage, visit rogers.com/coverage.   

About Rogers
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that's working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. 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 (NYSE: RCI).

SOURCE Rogers Media

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