Rogers launches fastest world-class wireless technology in Winnipeg

Rogers' HSPA+ network to offer fastest download speeds available in North America

WINNIPEG, May 4 /CNW/ - Rogers' customers in Winnipeg are now able to access Rogers' High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network, offering customers the fastest mobile broadband download speeds available in North America.

Rogers was the first wireless carrier to offer an HSPA+ network in Canada and is the only wireless carrier to offer the HSPA+ network to Winnipeg residents. The network is accessed though the HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick. The stick can provide download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second* (mbps), enabling quick movie downloads and web surfing for a mobile web experience equivalent to what customers can get at home or in the office.

Winnipeg will be first to experience world-class wireless technology that is expected to be rolled out province-wide later this year. Communities across the province will have access to the highest download speeds available as well as mobile broadband devices and smartphones such as the iPhone.

The HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick features a USB connection to a laptop or a desktop PC, easy installation with no CD required for Windows or Mac Operating Systems, integrated antenna for maximized reception performance and data transmission and multi-colour LED indicating connection status. Winnipeggers can purchase the new HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick for $0 on a three-year-term or $174.99 with no term at Rogers Retail stores or at www.rogers.com.

    
    About the Company:
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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, and sports entertainment. 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 www.rogers.com

*Actual speed experiences may vary.

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.

For further information: For further information: Sara Holland, Communications Manager, Rogers Western Region, (604) 505-8113, Sara.Holland@rci.rogers.com


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