Rogers to invest more than $700 million in Alberta over the next four years

Rogers to invest more than $700 million in Alberta over the next four years 
Rogers to further expand network infrastructure and retail presence across 
province 
Commitment to province also includes a multi-year sponsorship of the Edmonton 
Oilers and investment in local communities through Rogers Youth Fund 
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading 
diversified communications and media company, announced today a planned 
investment of over $700 million in Alberta over the next four years. Starting 
this year, Rogers will further upgrade and expand its wireless network 
throughout the province, open additional retail locations, sponsor the 
Edmonton Oilers and further increase its contributions to local communities 
and youth initiatives. This four year commitment follows a decade long growth 
strategy that has seen Rogers invest over $1 billion in network enhancements 
and expansions across the province of Alberta. 
"For the past ten years, we've made strategic investments that help fuel 
Alberta's growth and empower Canadians to communicate, collaborate and 
compete," said Rob Bruce, president of Communications Division, Rogers 
Communications. "Today's commitment to further enhance our network 
infrastructure, retail presence, and investment in community and sports, will 
give Albertans even more access to innovation and the latest technology, while 
strengthening the province's economy and our communities." 
Rogers' four year, $700 million investment in Alberta focuses on: 


    --  Investing in network enhancements and expansions across the
        province - increasing our overall coverage sites by 40 per cent
        and rolling out Rogers LTE - Canada's fastest wireless internet
        - to even more communities such as Leduc and Chestermere,
        launching soon. Currently, residents of Edmonton, Calgary, Fort
        McMurray and other key markets already benefit from Rogers' LTE
        - Canada's fastest wireless internet;
    --  Opening dozens of new retail locations to offer more customers
        access to technology and customer service, while also creating
        more job opportunities across the province. By the end of this
        year alone, a total of 12 new retail locations will have opened
        in 2013;
    --  Delivering next generation business solutions to Alberta's
        business community, particularly in the oil and gas sector,
        including innovative machine-to-machine and connected
        solutions;
    --  Driving growth in Alberta enterprise businesses by delivering
        expanded data capacity, managed data and cloud services through
        strategic investments including the recently announced
        acquisition of Pivot Data Centres in Calgary and Edmonton
        operations for $155 million;
    --  Supporting Canadians' passion for hockey with a multi-year
        agreement as lead sponsor of the Edmonton Oilers under which
        Rogers has acquired the official sponsorship and marketing
        rights for the Oilers, Oil Kings and Rexall Place. As the
        official telecommunications sponsor of the team, Rogers will
        bring fans the ultimate connected fan experience powered by
        Rogers LTE network - Canada's fastest wireless internet;
    --  Empower communities and invest in Alberta's youth through
        partnerships between the Rogers Youth Fund and local Boy and
        Girls Clubs, the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth and the
        Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation.

"Rogers is committed to helping Alberta's youth gain the skills, tools and 
opportunities that will enable them to build a bright and prosperous future," 
said Bruce. "Success at school is the first step. The Calgary Bridge 
Foundation for Youth and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alberta help equip youth 
with, not just the skills needed for success, but the support, leadership and 
encouragement to develop healthy lifestyles and a passion for learning."

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. We areCanada'slargest provider of wireless voice and data 
communications services and one ofCanada'sleading 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.

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SOURCE  Rogers Communications Inc. 
Luiza Staniec Rogers Communications Inc. 514-734-6681 
Luiza.staniec@rci.rogers.com 
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