Rogers acquires Nova Scotia's Seaside Communications

Aug. 24, 2021
Building on its 46-year history serving the residents and businesses of Nova Scotia, Seaside will expand its network and connect more customers to next-generation technology through its partnership with Canada's Rogers Communications.

Seaside Communications and Rogers Communications on Aug. 23 announced a joint agreement that would see Rogers acquire Seaside, a locally operated, telecommunications company based in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

“The agreement we have reached with Rogers results in a unique partnership that combines Seaside’s local knowledge and appreciation of our customers’ needs and aspirations, with the much greater resources available from a renowned national operator. It means Seaside’s staff can look forward to a bright future, and our customers will have access to improved and expanded services,” commented Loran Tweedie, Chief Executive Officer, Seaside.

Since its inception in 1975, Seaside has been providing communications services to the residents and businesses of Cape Breton and Northern Nova Scotia. Through its partnership with Rogers, Seaside will have access to additional support and resources to continue investing in the communities it serves, while expanding its networks to connect more residents and businesses throughout the province.

Seaside said in a statement it will continue lead the day-to-day business with the same brand, local presence, and outstanding customer service for which it has become known.

“Seaside Communications has been a staple in rural communities of Nova Scotia for more than 46 years, supporting local communities with reliable connectivity to stay connected to the people and things that matter most,” said Matt MacLellan, President, Atlantic Region, Rogers Communications. “We are excited to welcome the Seaside team to the Rogers family and begin our journey together to connect more Nova Scotians to leading technology now, and in the future.”

Over the coming months, the companies will share plans to deliver the best possible services in reliable high-speed broadband and experiences to customers across Nova Scotia, including bringing faster internet speed options and additional entertainment services such as Rogers Ignite TV.

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is serving as the financial advisor to Seaside in the transaction. For more information visit www.seaside.ns.ca or www.seasidehighspeed.com.

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