Rogers to Launch 8 Gbps Internet Speeds This Summer, the Fastest in Canada
Rogers announced on Tuesday it has successfully tested lab and customer trials of 8 Gbps fibre broadband internet, and it’s set to launch in the summer of 2022.
The company said the test saw symmetrical download and upload speeds of up to 8 Gbps on its fibre network, which is over double the current fastest internet speeds offered by major providers in Canada.
Earlier this month, Bell announced 3 Gbps download speeds for its fibre internet service.
Rogers says its plan is to reach 10 Gbps symmetrical download and upload speeds for Ignite Internet. That should be more than enough speed for your Facebook browsing activity.
“Fibre-powered networks are the foundation of building world-class connectivity solutions for our customers, and it is critical that the network technology delivers on the reliability and speed our customers need,” said Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Operating Officer, Home and Business, Rogers Communications, in an issued statement. “With download and upload speeds of up to 8 Gigabits per second and an advanced fibre technology, customers will be able to explore streaming TV, online game play, videoconferencing, immersive virtual reality and more, like never before.”
Rogers Ignite Internet will launch an 8 Gbps plan starting this summer, available in select areas in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.