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Rogers To Invest $80 Million Into 4G Network In Maritimes

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Rogers announced today that the Canadian wireless carrier will invest $80 million over the next two years to bring 4G HSPA+ network capabilities to the Maritime provinces.

Aside from faster download speeds and a more reliable connection, this also means that Rogers customers in the Maritimes will be able to take advantage of the latest Android, BlackBerry, and iPhone devices.

This investment significantly enhances wireless service in the region by providing Rogers 4G HSPA+ coverage to almost one million more people across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, representing a 130% increase over current population coverage.

The network expansion begins this month and is scheduled through 2012, at which point Rogers is expected to launch LTE.

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  • Too late, I guess Telus and Bell have already made their way into 4G

  • Anonymous

    About frickin time.  Always was frustrated when I when to the Annapolis Valley and only got EDGE on my iPhone 4.

  • Anonymous

    About frickin time.  Always was frustrated when I when to the Annapolis Valley and only got EDGE on my iPhone 4.

  • Anonymous

    About frickin time.  Always was frustrated when I when to the Annapolis Valley and only got EDGE on my iPhone 4.

  • Anonymous

    About frickin time.  Always was frustrated when I when to the Annapolis Valley and only got EDGE on my iPhone 4.

  • Connymcriner

    That would be nice if my iphone would actually  make a call outside of Halifax…PEI = no service, valley = no service…Rogers sucks at the moment!

  • Connymcriner

    That would be nice if my iphone would actually  make a call outside of Halifax…PEI = no service, valley = no service…Rogers sucks at the moment!

  • Connymcriner

    That would be nice if my iphone would actually  make a call outside of Halifax…PEI = no service, valley = no service…Rogers sucks at the moment!

  • Unsurprisingly, Newfoundland is left out of this. Rogers only has 3G in St. John’s (and it’s spotty in many parts), 2G along the highway as far as Clarenville (extremely spotty)… and past that – absolutely nothing. Meanwhile, both Telus and Bell have HSPA+ that covers pretty much every corner of the island.
    Rogers might as well pack up and leave – because they clearly don’t give two flying f**ks about Newfoundland. They certainly can’t compete with the other two. So glad I ditched Rogers in favour of Telus when the iPhone 4 came out.

  • Unsurprisingly, Newfoundland is left out of this. Rogers only has 3G in St. John’s (and it’s spotty in many parts), 2G along the highway as far as Clarenville (extremely spotty)… and past that – absolutely nothing. Meanwhile, both Telus and Bell have HSPA+ that covers pretty much every corner of the island.
    Rogers might as well pack up and leave – because they clearly don’t give two flying f**ks about Newfoundland. They certainly can’t compete with the other two. So glad I ditched Rogers in favour of Telus when the iPhone 4 came out.

  • Unsurprisingly, Newfoundland is left out of this. Rogers only has 3G in St. John’s (and it’s spotty in many parts), 2G along the highway as far as Clarenville (extremely spotty)… and past that – absolutely nothing. Meanwhile, both Telus and Bell have HSPA+ that covers pretty much every corner of the island.
    Rogers might as well pack up and leave – because they clearly don’t give two flying f**ks about Newfoundland. They certainly can’t compete with the other two. So glad I ditched Rogers in favour of Telus when the iPhone 4 came out.

  • Bobbo

    i totally agree with you, and it’s ridiculous that whenever i go home (to nfld) from ontario I cannot use my cell phone. what about work calls and other business? i have to use my parents phone all the time when i’m there which is pathetic! AND when I call to get a credit for not being able to use the service when i visit they basically tell me to go (blank) myself, thanks rogers, really feels nice to be treated that way from a loyal customer of over 10 years

  • Bobbo

    i totally agree with you, and it’s ridiculous that whenever i go home (to nfld) from ontario I cannot use my cell phone. what about work calls and other business? i have to use my parents phone all the time when i’m there which is pathetic! AND when I call to get a credit for not being able to use the service when i visit they basically tell me to go (blank) myself, thanks rogers, really feels nice to be treated that way from a loyal customer of over 10 years

  • Bobbo

    i totally agree with you, and it’s ridiculous that whenever i go home (to nfld) from ontario I cannot use my cell phone. what about work calls and other business? i have to use my parents phone all the time when i’m there which is pathetic! AND when I call to get a credit for not being able to use the service when i visit they basically tell me to go (blank) myself, thanks rogers, really feels nice to be treated that way from a loyal customer of over 10 years

  • Gamehunter

    I gave up on Rogers two years ago when I had to go home to Corner Brook several times when my dad was sick. My iPhone was an overpriced iPod! I can’t wait for the contracts for my wife and kids to run out so they can all switch. I tell everyone to avoid Rogers!

  • Gamehunter

    I gave up on Rogers two years ago when I had to go home to Corner Brook several times when my dad was sick. My iPhone was an overpriced iPod! I can’t wait for the contracts for my wife and kids to run out so they can all switch. I tell everyone to avoid Rogers!

  • Gamehunter

    I gave up on Rogers two years ago when I had to go home to Corner Brook several times when my dad was sick. My iPhone was an overpriced iPod! I can’t wait for the contracts for my wife and kids to run out so they can all switch. I tell everyone to avoid Rogers!

  • Chris

    Agreed. I was with Rogers for over 3 years and jumped ship to Telus once the contract was done. I live up in Cape Breton and lost signal going 3ft into the mall or losing signal sitting in my basement

  • Chris

    Agreed. I was with Rogers for over 3 years and jumped ship to Telus once the contract was done. I live up in Cape Breton and lost signal going 3ft into the mall or losing signal sitting in my basement

  • Dennis

    What’s surprising is that them newfies have an iPhone! Lord Thunderin!

    Lol j/k 

  • Sean

    Sure will be nice to be in the 90’s in the armpit of Nova Scotia. A large military base and summer tourists can’t even get 3G right now.

  • Sean

    Sure will be nice to be in the 90’s in the armpit of Nova Scotia. A large military base and summer tourists can’t even get 3G right now.

  • Tyleradams82

    Yes!!! I travel maritimes for work all summer so this could be good news for me!

  • Tyleradams82

    Yes!!! I travel maritimes for work all summer so this could be good news for me!

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