Rogers Rolling Out Fibre In New Brunswick

I’ve been saying for a while that Rogers needs to start rolling out fibre to their user base quickly or be left behind by Bell as from a tech standpoint Bell has the upper hand on Rogers. And based on this press release, they might be about to start doing so:

Building on its commitment to deliver connectivity to more neighbourhoods across Canada, Rogers Communications today announced that it will invest close to $200 million to bring 100% pure fibre to up to 314,000 homes and businesses in New Brunswick starting in the communities of Dieppe, Moncton, Riverview and Shediac. Through these network upgrades, New Brunswickers will have access to pure fibre directly to their homes and businesses to access Rogers leading-edge suite of services.  

And:

Pure fibre delivers a faster, richer, and more responsive online experience that will support even more devices and services – from advance gaming to smart home technology, to virtual support and the most demanding business operations. Pure fibre is next-generation network technology that enables world-class blazing speeds to support transformational growth.   

Once completed, customers will have access to Rogers services including Ignite Internet with download and upload speeds up to 1.5 Gigabits per second, creating an even more seamless experience for uploading music or movies, video conferencing or broadcasting live streams, and creating backups or saving large files to the cloud. Customers will also enjoy endless entertainment with Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream, bringing together the best content in one place including Netflix, Disney+ and making it faster to find favourites with the easy-to-use Voice Remote.  

While this press release is light on details, such as what the time scales are and the actual speed tiers are, this should make Rogers competitive against Bell for the first time in a long while. At least in that region. Rogers has put up an FAQ on this to answer whatever questions you might have. Though I can’t find anywhere that says where else this will be rolling out. Still, this is going to be worth watching.

One Response to “Rogers Rolling Out Fibre In New Brunswick”

  1. […] Rogers is doing a rollout of fibre in a few places starting with the east coast, they are years behind Bell on that front. And they are unlikely to catch […]

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