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Rogers 5G network expands to Saint John, New Brunswick

Rogers has also partnered with Ignite Fredericton on providing 5G to its Innovation Lab at the Cyber Centre in Knowledge Park.

June 3, 2021  by CM Staff

SAINT JOHN — On June 3, Rogers Communications announced that it is expanding its 5G service to reach residents and businesses in Saint John, New Brunswick. Rogers 5G is also available in Moncton and Fredericton. Rogers currently offers 5G access to nearly half of Canada, available in over 700 communities nationwide with the commitment to reach 1,000 by year end.

“5G is a technological game changer that will bring the best of connectivity and network performance to the residents and businesses of Saint John,” said Matt MacLellan, President of Atlantic Region, Rogers Communications. “We’re incredibly proud to expand on Atlantic Canada’s first 5G network and bring the latest innovations to our own backyards as we drive prosperity for our province and for Canada.”

A PwC study commissioned by Rogers indicates that in 2020 Rogers investments and operations resulted in a total economic footprint in New Brunswick of $271 million of output, including over 1,400 full-time jobs generated and supported.

Rogers has also partnered with Ignite Fredericton on providing 5G to its Innovation Lab at the Cyber Centre in Knowledge Park, which will be run by CyberNB. As a part of the City of Fredericton’s Boost Civic Innovation Lab, Rogers was one of the collaborators to present the BOOST innovation camp, a week-long 5G hackathon between May 28 to June 4th, looking to address the City of Fredericton’s smart city challenges. The camp is bringing together entrepreneurs, students, researchers and technologists to explore 5G use cases and find innovative solutions for emergency first-responders and storm management systems.

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