Rogers customers experience blazing fast internet speeds with re-speeding initiative

Rogers customers experience blazing fast internet speeds with re-speeding 
initiative 
Internet speeds to increase across tiers; Ultimate tier doubles speed to up to 
150 Mbps download speeds 
Rogers re-speeds three widely available internet tiers; fastest available to 
the most homes 
TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading 
diversified communications and media company, today announced its ongoing 
commitment to deliver world-leading internet experiences to Canadians by 
increasing speeds across Rogers internet tiers. Customers will have access 
to the fastest internet speeds offered by Rogers to date; this means up to 150 
Mbps* download speeds across Ontario. 
"As part of our commitment to providing customers with what's next in online 
experiences, we've increased our internet speeds again," said John Boynton, 
executive vice-president marketing, chief marketing officer, Rogers 
Communications. "Canadians love the internet and spend more time online than 
any other country in the world. We continue to make significant network 
investments to deliver the fastest internet speeds available to the most 
homes." 
Upgraded download speeds keep customers connected to the entertainment, 
information and social networks that matter to them most, faster than ever 
before. The following speed increases will be available by the end of the year: 
New Ultimate tier: recently doubled from up to 75 Mbps to up to 150 Mbps, and 
is scheduled to be available to most customers by the end of the year: 


    --  Download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, with a monthly data
        allowance of 250 GB
    --  Download a song in about one second. Download an SD movie in
        about 37 seconds
    --  Customers can download up to 120 HD (2GB) movies, watch 760
        hours of HD video or download 64K (4MB) songs, per month

Starting November 7, 2012 Rogers will start automatically upgrading Extreme 
Plus, Extreme and Express internet tiers for customers with DOCSIS 3.0 
capabilities. To benefit from the re-speeding initiative, Rogers customers 
with DOCSIS 2.0 modems are encouraged to visit their local Rogers retail 
location and upgrade to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem and service plan.
    --  Extreme Plus: download speeds will increase from up to 32 Mbps
        to up to 45 Mbps
    --  Extreme: download speeds will increase from up to 28 Mbps to up
        to 35 Mbps
    --  Express: download speeds will increase from up to 18 Mbps to up
        to 25 Mbps. The Express tier, the most popular tier available
        from Rogers, has increased in speed by 150 per cent since mid
        2011.

Ultimate, Extreme Plus and Extreme tiers - the fastest and most widely 
available internet speeds available from Rogers - are faster than the other 
guy's most widely available internet tier (which reaches up to 25 Mbps).

Today's announcement is the latest in a series of initiatives, enhancements 
and policy changes to ensure Rogers is delivering on customers' expectations. 
Earlier this year, Rogers engaged LeMay-Yates to conduct research to give a 
more accurate look at how Canada's broadband speeds stacked on a global scale 
relative to advertised speeds. The report found Canada ranked within the top 
10 countries internationally for fastest internet speeds delivered. In 
addition, Rogers announced it would phase out its Internet Traffic Management 
Policy, which was designed to manage peer-to-peer internet uploaded traffic. 
This phase out is on track to be complete by the end of 2012.

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 theTorontoStock 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 visitrogers.com.

* Speeds may vary with internet traffic, server gateway/router, computer 
(quality, location in the home, software and applications installed), home 
wiring, home network or other factors. Also see the Acceptable Use Policy at 
rogers.com/terms. Modem set-up: the system is configured to maximum modem 
capabilities within Rogers own network.

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

SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.

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