Rogers will invest $1.3 million to extend its fibre network and connect 366 homes and businesses to reliable high-speed Internet
Once completed, residents and businesses will have access to the full suite of services including Rogers Ignite Internettm with speeds of up to 1.5 gigabit per second and Rogers leading IPTV service, Ignite TVtm
Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2022
LUDLOW, New Brunswick, Nov. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rogers Communications announced today that it is expanding its fibre network by 60 kilometers to connect 366 homes and businesses in the community of Ludlow, New Brunswick. This $1.3 million investment will bring Rogers leading services to the community, including Rogers Ignite Internettm with up to 1.5 gigabit speed and Ignite TVtm, Rogers revolutionary TV service.
"We are proud to connect more New Brunswickers at a time when more people require dependable connectivity to participate in the digital economy, access virtual healthcare services, learn online and stay in touch with loved ones," said Matt MacLellan, President of the Atlantic region at Rogers. "Today's announcement builds on our commitment to expand our fibre in communities throughout the Miramichi region and offer local residents and business owners reliable, high-speed internet."
"It's exciting to see Rogers is expanding its fibre network to homes and businesses in Ludlow," said Daniel Allain, Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform. "It's important that more rural areas of New Brunswick have reliable Internet service."
Rogers network investments, which have exceeded $60 billion over the past three decades, are part of a multi-year initiative to bring next generation wireless and wireline services to communities and businesses across Canada and improve connectivity for underserved rural and remote regions. A PwC study indicates that in 2020 Rogers investments and operations resulted in a total economic footprint in Atlantic Canada of $630 million of output, including over 2,500 full-time jobs generated and supported. Since January 2020, in Atlantic Canada Rogers has:
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