MONTRÉAL – Rogers Communications announced today that it has extended its 5G network to reach even more Québec residents and businesses in 11 new cities and towns throughout the province. Over the past year, Québec’s most reliable 5G network has grown to now reach over 90 communities throughout the province. Rogers 5G is now available in the following areas:
- Mont Tremblant
“As the first carrier to bring 5G to the province, we’re proud to continue to expand our wireless network to reach even more communities across Québec,” said Edith Cloutier, President of Québec, Rogers Communications. “These are critical investments to keep Quebecers, wherever they may reside, connected to award-winning wireless technology that will drive innovation and prosperity across our province.”
Today’s network expansion is part of Rogers long-term and ongoing commitment to bring 5G to Quebec and will see additional deployments in 2022. The company also recently announced it enhanced its wireless network across more than 162 Québec communities since January 2020, including in rural and underserved communities like Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, and plans to improve connectivity in a total of 360 communities by end of year. A PwC study indicates that in 2020 Rogers investments and operations resulted in a total economic footprint in Quebec of $2.4 billion of output, including over 10,000 full-time jobs generated and supported.
5G will support a massive increase in the number of connected devices that require real-time connectivity for applications like multi-cloud gaming, 5G drones for detecting agriculture health and smart city applications such as collision prevention.
Rogers is a Canadian company. Founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. Shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).