What’s better than speed? How about more speed? Today Rogers announced their plans to bring their LTE network, the country’s fastest wireless internet, to 44 new Canadian markets in Atlantic Canada, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec this spring, catapulting their grand total of LTE markets to 95 in 2013.
To get started, Ontario residents in Sault Ste. Marie, Guelph, Muskoka and Collingwood, as well as people in Saint John, N.B.; Medicine Hat, Alta.; and multiple cities in Quebec, will be among the first to reap the benefits of the crazy-fast Rogers LTE network in the next couple of months, with the remaining regions to follow.
What’s more is that the company will also be making its 2600 MHz band of LTE available in all markets, with 34 of the new 44 markets being 2600-ready this spring as well. What does that mean, exactly? You already know that the Rogers LTE network is capable of average speeds ranging from 12 to up to 40 Mbps (megabits per second), but using a 2600 MHz-capable device on the 2600 MHz LTE spectrum allows you to tap into maximum theoretical speeds of up to 150 Mbps. That means doing more of what you want to do with your wireless device – such as streaming videos, online gaming, downloading big files for work or play – only much faster.
Current Rogers exclusive, 2600-enabled devices include the LG Optimus G 2600, the Rocket Stick, Rocket Hub and the Rocket Mobile Hotspot. For a complete list of LTE devices (Rogers has the most, you know), click here.
Stay tuned for more news on the Rogers LTE expansion in the coming months at connectedrogers.ca.