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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.


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8 thoughts on “Rogers to Expand its LTE Network to 44 New Markets

Wally, on said:

I’m also unhappy that Winnipeg is still waiting for LTE more than a year after we were told it would launch here. On top of that, in several areas outdoors within the city I only get edge (E) coverage or non at all. Come on Rogers, you can do better than that!

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Jeremy, on said:

Guelph? Muskoka?! I too am disappointed by the lack of service in Winnipeg. I signed another three year contract with Rogers precisely because you have been advertising LTE in the media here for quite some time. In fact, it led many to believe that LTE was up and running on your towers in Manitoba. My wife’s iPhone 5 gets LTE service through MTS, our small regional carrier, while mine cannot. At this point, I am tempted to simply buy out my contract and switch.

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    @RogersNicolas, on said:

    Hi Jeremy,

    Sorry to hear that. We apologize for the delays and are doing our best to bring it to Winnipeggers as soon as possible.

Stuart macdonald, on said:

I purchased a 3yr contract last June/12 for LTE service – Vancouver, BC. I have received that service but only within a limited # of areas within Vancouver. This continued to be the case until February of this year. I can no longer receive LTE service anywhere in Vancouver; only 4G. I have queried this fact at 2 Rogers oulets + sent several "E-mails" to Rogers wireless contact but never get any type of response.

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Brian, on said:

Very disappointed that you are expanding LTE to these cities before getting to Winnipeg, a capital city, which you promised would have LTE in 2012. I think it’s time to switch to MTS since there are no plans by rogers to bring LTE here. Paying for a plan that includes LTE, but not getting any service here!

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    @RogersNicolas, on said:

    Hi Brian,

    We apologize for the delay. We’re working diligently to bring it to Winnipeg as soon as possible.
    We’ll keep everyone posted when LTE launches there!

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