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Connectivity on SkyTrain Continues to Improve for Rogers and Fido Customers

Aug 2, 2017

Rogers brings wireless service to tunnels between Columbia and Sapperton stations

VANCOUVER, Aug. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Rogers and TransLink today announce that a new LTE wireless service has been turned on at the Columbia SkyTrain station, as well as in the tunnels between Columbia and Sapperton station. This enhanced service helps keep people connected across Metro Vancouver and improve their experience on their transit journey.

Rogers and Fido customers can now surf the internet, make and receive calls, send and receive emails and text messages, stream video and music and more on their mobile devices while travelling on this part of the Expo Line.

"Our customers want to stay connected wherever they are," said Perm Jawanda, Regional Vice-President, Rogers Communications. "That's why we're committed to investing in communities across B.C. Now, whether you're taking the SkyTrain to the Royal Columbian Hospital, travelling home or to work in the growing Brewery District, customers will have the convenience of being able to use their phones seamlessly."

The Rogers network also provides essential emergency wireless coverage to all SkyTrain riders, so they can access 911, regardless of their carrier.

"This is the third project across our system that has improved connectivity in the tunnels and we are pleased to share this milestone with customers," says Derrick Cheung, Vice-President Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate, TransLink. "We continue to work with Rogers to complete the build out of wireless coverage along the Millennium Line in the Evergreen tunnel and provide customers across the system with an enhanced and connected customer experience."

This is the latest phase in LTE and voice access expansion along the SkyTrain system, first made available to SkyTrain customers in the Dunsmuir Tunnel in July 2016 and in the Edmonds Tunnel in November 2016. Rogers will also expand wireless service to the Evergreen tunnel on the Millennium Line.

About Rogers

Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).  For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

About TransLink                  

TransLink is Metro Vancouver's regional transportation authority that manages bus, SkyTrain, West Coast Express, SeaBus, HandyDART and cycling routes as well as the major road network and five bridges. These bridges include the Pattullo, Golden Ears, Knight Street and Westham Island. The Canada Line cycling and pedestrian bridge is also under TransLink management. We are the first North American transportation authority to be responsible for planning, financing and managing public transit in addition to major regional roads and bridges.

SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. - English

For further information: Rogers Communications, media@rci.rogers.com, 1-844-226-1338; TransLink, media@translink.ca, 778-375-7788


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