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