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National Consumer Wireless Code Will Ensure Canadians are Treated Fairly from Coast to Coast

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

National Consumer Wireless Code Will Ensure Canadians are Treated Fairly from Coast to Coast14:00 EST Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Rogers Submits Comments to CRTC, Supports CWTA Draft Code TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Rogers Communications today reaffirmed its support for a National Consumer Wireless Code that will mean strong consumer protection standards that treat Canadians equally, regardless of where they live. Rogers has submitted comments to the CRTC that build on the draft code that the company put forward to the regulator this past spring. "Developing a National Consumer Wireless Code is about ensuring transparency, clarity and predictability for all Canadians by replacing the current patchwork of provincial legislation with one strong consumer protection standard," said Ken Engelhart, SVP, Regulatory. "Consumers should feel confident that they will be treated fairly and equitably, whether they live in Calgary or Charlottetown, London or Laval." Rogers supports the proposed code submitted to the regulator today by the CWTA that includes input from both large and small service providers from across Canada. The code builds on Quebec's Bill 60, Act to amend the Consumer Protection Act, adding additional clarity to better allow consumers to understand their rights and privileges and to understand the responsibilities of service providers. A national code would provide a single set of standards to make it easier for Canadian consumers to do business with service providers in every part of the country. Rogers believes that all wireless customers should have the confidence and the knowledge they need to make informed decisions and service providers should give them the tools they need, like easy to understand cancellation fees, plain language contracts, and simple tools to monitor data usage. Rogers applauds the new CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais for bringing this important issue to the forefront and encourages Canadians to participate in the public consultation process. Although the CRTC has previously not addressed consumer protection for the wireless industry, Rogers believes it is an important area for the CRTC to regulate to ensure a more consistent experience for consumers across the country. About Rogers Communications: 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, 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: <p> Patricia Trott<br/> Rogers Communications<br/> 416-935-7359<br/> <a href="mailto:Patricia.trott@rci.rogers.com">Patricia.trott@rci.rogers.com</a> </p>