In partnership with the Township of Ramara, Rogers will connect more than 800 homes and businesses, including the township fire station
Once completed, residents and business owners will have access to a full range of services, including Rogers Ignite Internet™ with speeds of up to 1.5 gigabit per second and Rogers Ignite TV™
To ensure connectivity throughout the community, two wireless towers will be installed to provide wireless home internet to over 80 homes providing reliable connectivity to residents who are harder to reach with a fiber optic network
Having access to reliable broadband connectivity has never been more important in fostering vibrant and inclusive communities. A recent Angus Reid Forum study shows the strong impact connectivity and technology have had on Canadian small businesses over the past 18 months, with 85% of Canadian small businesses rating reliable connectivity as a top priority¹. With that in mind, Rogers announced today that it will take the next step in bridging the digital divide by expanding its fiber optic network to the Township of Ramara in Simcoe County, Ontario.
“Connectivity plays a critical role in ensuring that people can work, connect with friends and family, learn, access health care and meaningfully contribute to their communities,” said Phil Hartling, vice president Executive, Service Expansion, Rogers Communications. “We are delighted to see our collaboration with Ramara Township come to fruition in what will offer a range of options to provide reliable connectivity and improve the daily lives of local residents and business owners. ”
“Reliable and affordable high-speed internet access is one of the most important issues we face in Ramara Township,” Ramara Township Mayor Basil Clarke said. “This investment in affordable high-speed internet will help our residents connect with their families, friends and workplaces and will bring us closer to our goal of expanding broadband to all residents and businesses in our community.” . We would also like to thank Rogers for their additional investment and for making it possible to expand broadband to broadband in Ramara.
Through a partnership with the Township of Ramara, Rogers will invest more than $ 4 million to expand its fiber optic network over 38 square kilometers of underserved areas, serving more than 800 homes and businesses in Ramara. Construction, in collaboration with Ruralwave, has already started and is expected to be completed by mid-2022. The official launch of the project was marked by a joint photo op with Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke, Rogers Director of Service Expansion Marnie Miron and Ruralwave Director of Operations Dan Risebrough Barnes. Earlier this month, Rogers enabled 10 of its cell towers to provide home wireless Internet service that offers a variety of plans and reliable Internet access to nearly 1,000 homes and businesses in the region.
Company-commissioned PwC study indicates that in 2020, Rogers’ investments and operations resulted in a total Ontario economic footprint of $ 15.2 billion in output, including more than 45,800 full-time jobs generated and supported. Rogers was recently recognized by Ookla® as the most consistent national wireless and broadband service provider in Canada, ranking # 1 for the fifth consecutive quarter². Rogers is committed to bridging the digital divide by making the necessary investments. Since January 2020, in Ontario, Rogers has: