Rogers Redefines Fastest Internet with New Ultimate Service

    Experience Ultimate network superiority with 50Mbps exclusively through
    Rogers Cable

    TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Communications Inc. today launched
its new 50Mbps Internet service, Rogers Ultimate High-Speed Internet, once
again redefining 'fastest Internet service' for Canadians. The Ultimate
Internet service is now available in select areas of the Greater Toronto Area
for $149.99 a month, with respective download and upload speeds of up to
50Mbps and up to 2Mbps and a monthly usage allowance of 175GB. This service
will be rolled out further in the coming months and is the fastest residential
speed available in the market, including the GTA.
    This new service follows Rogers Cable's launch last month of the fastest
wireless home networking device available in North America, the DOCSIS 3.0 N
gateway. By subscribing to the 50Mbps Internet service combined with the N
gateway, customers will experience the ultimate in high-speed Internet service
and capacity for their work and play. This exciting and innovative new service
combination - available only from Rogers -- allows multiple computing devices
to be easily and quickly connected anywhere in the house with superior speed,
reliability and portability.
    "We are excited to once again bring such innovative technology and
leading edge speeds to our customers, making it an ideal service for gamers
and multimedia enthusiasts alike," said Chris Draper, Vice President of
Product Management, Rogers Cable. "Innovation is at the core of Rogers
products and services, and with the Ultimate 50Mbps Internet tier, our
superior network and speed ensures customers continue to enjoy the ultimate
Internet experience."
    "DOCSIS 3 is a critical last-mile technology that allows cable companies
to more than double their Internet speeds and to compete with fibre-optic
delivery systems," said Lawrence Surtees, vice-president of communications
research at IDC Canada Ltd. of Toronto. "Customers will also benefit from the
deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 because it enables Rogers Cable to enhance the
allowances of their Internet service tiers for no extra charge to customers."
    Rogers is committed to delivering customers with the fastest, most
reliable Internet service enabled by a network investment in excess of
$1billion over the past ten years (1). Also as a result of this investment and
in conjunction with the launch of the Ultimate service, Rogers will also be
boosting the download speed for its Extreme Plus tier of service to 25Mbps
from 18Mbps with an increased usage allowance of 125GB per month at no extra
charge to residential customers effective August 17, 2009. (2) For more
information about Rogers High-Speed Internet visit

    About Rogers Cable:

    Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE:   RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way
network passes approximately 3.6 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and
Newfoundland, with 65% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable
pioneered high speed Internet access and now 44% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 68% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' Hi-Speed Internet service. With 69% digital penetration,
Rogers Cable offers a leading selection of High Definition TV programming, a
complete array of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on Demand (VOD),
Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting channels), and an
extensive line-up of sports and multicultural programming. Rogers Cable now
offers home telephone service (voice-over-cable) to approximately 95% of its
cable territory and, combined with its circuit switched telephony subscribers,
has over 1 million local telephony customers. Rogers Cable is a national
provider of voice communications services, data networking, and broadband
Internet connectivity to small, medium and large businesses. In addition it
operates over 450 Rogers Retail stores.
    For more information about Rogers, visit

    (1) Fastest and most reliable speeds claim supported by independent third
        party research conducted by comScore Inc., comparing average download
        speed to the equivalent speeds of the incumbent DSL provider. Testing
        completed in the Rogers Ontario footprint from October 1, 2008 to
        January 31, 2009.
    (2) Where Ultimate services is available.

For further information:

For further information: Tash Barkey, (416) 935-4659,

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