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Rogers for Business rolls out fibre capabilities in the Calgary area

Rogers for Business customers now have access to the latest broadband technologies with a full range of internet and fibre packages.

April 13, 2021  by CM Staff

CALGARY — On Apr. 13, Rogers for Business announced a project to bring reliable high-speed connectivity to small and medium sized-businesses, enterprises and public sector customers located in Calgary. Rogers fibre-optic cable network will allow businesses to adopt a more flexible, cost-effective technology for their unique needs, including digital e-commerce, and private networking. This includes enabling the University of Calgary’s 5G campus, which will further benefit Internet of Things (IoT) research and applications in the areas of energy, smart cities, transportation, and workplace safety.

“The impact of COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the vital role connectivity plays for Canadian businesses and the public sector. With this expansion in Calgary, we are delivering on our commitment to invest in Western Canada and support businesses of all sizes by providing them with more choice when it comes to high-speed fibre connectivity,” said Dean Prevost, President, Connected Home and Rogers for Business. “While many employees are still working remotely, we are building the network of the future, so when Calgary businesses are ready, we will be there.”

Rogers for Business customers now have access to the latest broadband technologies with a full range of internet and fibre packages. Construction, which began last year, is complete for all of downtown Calgary and is now expanding further. Rogers fibre connectivity is an important element as the company continues rolling out its 5G network as part of the commitment to network investment in Western Canada, which enables advanced services – including smart city applications, fleet tracking, asset monitoring and the next generation of wireless solutions.

“The City of Calgary has been laser focused on preparing for the needs of the new economy. Projects like this one will ensure our business community has what it needs to continue to compete and lead the country,” said Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of The City of Calgary.

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As part of the Company’s future plans, Rogers will continue to invest in Western Canada through the agreement to combine Rogers Communications with Shaw Communications enabling the combined company to build critically needed 5G networks. Once approved, the transaction will purportedly create 3,000 net new jobs and a newly created Centre of Technology and Engineering Excellence located in Calgary.