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August 19, 2009

Rogers Cable Communications Intros New 50Mbps Internet Service

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Canada-based Rogers Cable Communications has introduced its new 50Mbps Internet service called, “Rogers Ultimate High-Speed Internet.”
Available in select areas of the Greater Toronto Area, the Ultimate Internet service allows multiple computing devices to be easily connected anywhere in the house with “superior” speed, reliability and portability, according to company officials.
Chris Draper, vice president of product management at Rogers Cable, said that the “innovative” technology and “leading edge” speeds make this latest offering an “ideal service” for both gamers and multimedia enthusiasts.
“Innovation is at the core of Roger’s products and services, and with the Ultimate 50Mbps Internet tier, our superior network and speed ensures customers continue to enjoy the ultimate Internet experience,” Draper said.
This new service follows Rogers Cable’s introduction of wireless home networking device, the DOCSIS 3.0 N gateway, in July. Officials said that by subscribing to the 50Mbps Internet service combined with the N gateway, customers will experience the “ultimate” in high-speed Internet service and capacity for their work and play.
“DOCSIS 3 is a critical last-mile technology that allows cable companies to more than double their Internet speeds and to compete with fibre-optic delivery systems,” said Lawrence Surtees, vice-president of communications research at IDC (News - Alert) Canada of Toronto.
He believes that customers will also benefit from the deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 because it enables Rogers Cable to enhance the allowances of their Internet service tiers for no extra charge to customers.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi