Independent testing shows the speeds customers actually get from their service provider
TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - PCMag.com, a leading U.S. technology website, crossed the border to test Canadian Internet speeds and for a second year running named Rogers Canada's fastest Internet service provider. As an example, Rogers customers in Toronto experienced speeds that were up to five times faster than the competition and faster than any speed tested in the U.S.
"Unlike other tests that measure speeds for products that only a fraction of Canadians can actually receive, the PCMag.com results show the actual speeds customers experience from their Internet provider. Consumers want to know they'll get the speeds they pay for and not just a bunch of marketing hype," said Rob Goodman, Senior Director, Internet Products, Rogers Communications. "When our customers watch videos, upload photos or surf the web, it's on Canada's fastest internet network. We know the Internet is essential to our customers and we're continually investing to deliver the best possible experience."
Earlier this year independent testing by SamKnows, a globally-recognized authority on broadband speeds, confirmed that Rogers delivers on average 100 per cent or more of its advertised download speeds, even in peak periods. The study, based on data collected in customers' homes by SamKnows, proves that Rogers customers are getting the fast and reliable Internet speeds they pay for.
The Internet is the backbone of the Canadian home. Rogers customers have on average six connected devices in the home and analysts have noted that by 2022, the typical family may own as many as 500 smart devices. From gaming systems to furnaces to kitchen gadgets – connected devices are now household staples. Internet speeds are more important than ever before with the average Canadian spending over 40 hours online per month.
About the Survey
The results of the PCMag.com "Fastest Internet Service Providers" project was based on data collected from October 1, 2013 to August 13, 2014, using PCMag.com's Speedtest website. PCMag.com's "Fastest Internet Service Provider" testing ranked Rogers the fastest overall with an average of 36.4 Mbps download speed and an index score of 30.3 (up from 22.2 last year).
About Rogers Communications
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: Jennifer Kett, Senior Manager, Media Relations, Rogers Communications, 416-935-2651, [email protected]