Canadian service provider Rogers(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B; NYSE: RCI)says it now offers its IgniteGigabit Internet service in St. John's, Newfoundland. Rogers says it is ready to supply the gigabit broadband service to both residential and small business customers, the latter through its Rogers Ignite Gigabit for business offering.
"Rogers IgniteInternet is ideal for these connected households with multiple devices – at top speeds, customers can download an HD movie in less than 30 seconds, a full album in less than 1 second, and a game in about five minutes," said Kelly Atkinson, executive vice president of residential services at Rogers. "Customers get even more value when they combine our fastest unlimited Internet with our great cable and home phone offers."
"With this investment in Gigabit Internet, St. John's residents and businesses have world-class technology right here at home to help them better compete in the global digital economy," said St. John's Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. "Fast speed, unlimited data, and reliability for multiple devices are the fundamental tools for successful business and Gigabit Internet will ensure our thriving local economy remains strong."
The deployment is part of an effort Rogers announced in October 2015 aimed at the delivery of gigabit services to more than 4 million homes by the end of this year. Rogers says it currently offers such data rates to more than 3.5 million homes in such provinces as Ontario, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick (see "Rogers offers gigabit Internet to small businesses in Ontario").
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