Rogers Communications announced today that its Long Term Evolution network is now live in Moncton. This makes the Toronto-based telecommunications company the first carrier to bring the technology to New Brunswick.
"Rogers is proud to be the first to launch LTE in Moncton," said Ken Marshall, Rogers Regional President for Atlantic Canada. "New Brunswick is a priority for Rogers, as is all of Atlantic Canada, and we have invested $20 million in our wireless network in New Brunswick over the past two years. Moncton is a business hub and we are thrilled to bring LTE to the city recently named the best place in Canada to do business by KPMG."
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"Innovation in the knowledge economy is a key priority in our government's plan to rebuild New Brunswick and create jobs," said New Brunswick Premier David Alward. "Rogers is a valued partner in our province as a major employer and leader in innovation and advanced products and services. LTE has the power to change the way we do business by opening doors for a mobile workforce and spurring job growth."
Rogers hopes to bring LTE to 60% of the Canadian population by the end of the year. In 2012, Rogers plans to launch its network in cities such as Sherbrooke, Kitchener, Waterloo, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Whistler, and Victoria.