Rogers to expand advanced wireless networks to British Columbians with over $450 million investment

Rogers to expand advanced wireless networks to British Columbians with over 
$450 million investment 
Wireless network to improve safety along highways, power local businesses and 
deliver the ultimate mobile video experiences to customers 
VANCOUVER, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, together with Premier 
Christy Clark, today announced a planned investment of over $450 million in 
British Columbia over the next three years to expand its wireless network in 
over 70 communities in the northeast, Interior, Lower Mainland, and Vancouver 
Island. As part of this investment, Rogers will also enhance existing LTE 
connections with 700 MHz spectrum to allow customers to access the internet in 
even more places, including deep into buildings, elevators and basements. When 
complete, Rogers will have invested $2 billion in its network in B.C., 
including bringing the world's leading wireless network technology, LTE, to 
rural and urban customers across the province. 
"We believe in the growth and future of B.C. and are investing in the province 
and local communities," said Phil Lind, vice chairman and executive vice 
president, regulatory, Rogers Communications. "Today's commitment to further 
enhance our network infrastructure will give British Columbians reliable and 
consistent access to the latest technology across the province." 
"The majority of British Columbians use a smartphone at work, school, or at 
home - and demand is rising fast," said Premier Christy Clark. "This 
investment means more British Columbians, in more parts of the province, will 
have more and better wireless internet access, which will allow them to stay 
connected to news, opportunities, and each other." 
The Rogers wireless network will give more British Columbians reliable access 
to emergency services across the province, including along highways and in 
remote communities. Mobile data terminals in ambulance, fire and police 
vehicles are powered by wireless networks and give first responders access to 
police databases, building blueprints and transmit vital signs on a critically 
injured patient directly to doctors so they can give more advanced treatment 
en route to hospital. 
British Columbia's growing economy, which includes 385,900 small businesses, 
relies on network infrastructure to communicate, collaborate and compete(1). 
The network investment by Rogers will give local industry access to the latest 
technology and always-on wireless Internet to fuel growth and connections to 
business partners across the province and internationally. The northeast, 
which continues to lead the province in the number of self-employed British 
Columbians, is identified as a key region to benefit from the Rogers network 
Rogers is also meeting consumer demand for data by deploying the latest 
wireless internet network technology to over ninety-eight per cent of B.C's 
population. Mobile video alone is expected to account for over two-thirds of 
the world's data traffic by 2018(3). In British Columbia, over sixty-four per 
cent of residents own a smartphone and use it on average 1.7 hours per day to 
check email (77%), search online (69%) and stream video (33%)(4). 
British Columbians already benefit from Rogers LTE, Canada's fastest wireless 
network. These speeds mean people can watch videos on their phones with 
limited buffering or delays and nearly immediately access information and maps 
online. Rogers has already rolled out 700 MHz spectrum to communities in 
Vancouver, offering improved signal quality in basements, elevators and in 
buildings with thick concrete walls, and will continue to expand to other 
parts of the province. 
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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 
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Risks and Assumptions 
This release includes "forward-looking information" within the meaning of 
applicable securities laws and assumptions concerning future wireless network 
investments.  We caution that all forward-looking information is inherently 
subject to change and uncertainty and that actual results may differ 
materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. 
A number of risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results 
and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the 
forward-looking information or could cause our current objectives, strategies 
and intentions to change, and many of these factors are beyond our control and 
current expectation or knowledge. Should one or more of these risks, 
uncertainties or other factors materialize, our objectives, strategies or 
intentions change, or any other factors or assumptions underlying the 
forward-looking information prove incorrect, our actual results and our plans 
could vary significantly from what we currently foresee. Accordingly, we warn 
investors to exercise caution when considering statements containing 
forward-looking information and that it would be unreasonable to rely on such 
statements as creating legal rights regarding our future results or plans. We 
are under no obligation (and we expressly disclaim any such obligation) to 
update or alter any statements containing forward-looking information, the 
factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new 
information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. All of the 
forward-looking information in this earnings release is qualified by the 
cautionary statements herein. 
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(1) BC Stats. (2013). Small Business Profile 2013. Retrieved from
(2) ibid
(3) Cisco. (February 5, 2014). Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile 
Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2013-2018. Retrieved from:
(4) Insights West. (2013, July). Smartphone Trends. Retrieved from

SOURCE  Rogers Communications Inc. 
Jennifer Kett Rogers Communications Inc. 
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