The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from CNW Group

Reaching New Heights - Rogers Launches its Most Extensive Wi-Fi Yet

Friday, August 09, 2013

Reaching New Heights - Rogers Launches its Most Extensive Wi-Fi Yet

09:00 EDT Friday, August 09, 2013

New Advanced Wi-Fi Modem delivers faster than ever speeds in the home

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today the launch of its new Advanced Wi-Fi Modem, the company's furthest reaching modem that delivers the most powerful Wi-Fi internet coverage in the home. Validated by independent testing, this superior internet experience allows customers to seamlessly connect all their devices with greater range and blazing fast speeds.

"Our customers have an average of six connected devices in the home and they've told us they want a faster internet connection, no matter where they are, whether in the basement or the backyard," said Phil Hartling, senior vice-president, consumer segment, Rogers Communications. "Our new modem supports our customers' needs as everything moves online and takes Wi-Fi to the next level to deliver our fastest, furthest reaching, and most consistent in-home internet experience."

Rogers is the first carrier globally to launch the fastest 24 x 8 DOCSIS Wi-Fi modem powered by the latest Intel® Puma™ 6MG. Manufactured by Hitron Technologies Americas, the new modem communicates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi frequency bands, utilizing high-powered radios to produce a better range and higher speeds. Third-party research conducted by Allion USA, a premiere international engineering validation and consulting company, determined that the new Wi-Fi modem is capable of delivering peak Wi-Fi speeds of up to 420 Mbps.

Rogers is committed to providing industry leading connected experiences. Customers on the most popular packages now enjoy download speeds that are at least 25 per cent faster and upload speeds that are at least three times faster than previously offered. The newest Ultimate Internet package delivers download speeds up to 150 Mbps - three times faster than widely available speeds in Ontario.

Rogers Hi-Speed Internet is independently tested to deliver 100 per cent of the internet speeds it advertises on its most popular packages. The company was the first Canadian internet service provider to enter into a large home-based speed testing program implemented by SamKnows - an independent third-party broadband speed performance tester.

The Advanced Wi-Fi Modem is available for a rental fee of $12 per month on all Rogers Hi-Speed Internet packages. Plans start at $44.49 per month.

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:

Kaili Lupp
Rogers Communications
416-935-4824
kaili.lupp@rci.rogers.com

Products
  • Globe Unlimited

    Digital all access pass across devices. subscribe

  • The Globe and Mail Newspaper

    Newspaper delivered to your doorstep. subscribe

  • Globe2Go

    The digital replica of our newspaper. subscribe

  • Globe eBooks

    A collection of articles by the Globe. subscribe

See all Globe Products

Advertise with us

GlobeLink.ca

Your number one partner for reaching Canada's Influential Achievers. learn more

Digital Business Solutions
Our Company
Customer Service
Globe Recognition
Mobile Apps
NEWS APP
INVESTING APP
Other Sections