Rogers Closes Atria Deal, Eyes Business Services

Rogers Communications (www.rogers.com) completed its previously announced acquisition of Atria Networks, owner and operator of one of Ontario's largest fiber-optic networks. The transaction closed on Jan. 4, following approval by the Competition Bureau. The p...

Rogers Communications (www.rogers.com) completed its previously announced acquisition of Atria Networks, owner and operator of one of Ontario's largest fiber-optic networks. The transaction closed on Jan. 4, following approval by the Competition Bureau.

The purchase of Atria Networks, based in Kitchener, Ontario, is intended to augment the Rogers Business Solutions offering by enhancing its ability to deliver on-net data centric services within and adjacent to the company's cable footprint.

The acquisition strategically fits with Rogers' enterprise strategy to offer on-net, high growth data services to small and medium sized businesses. Atria's network includes 5,600 fiber route kilometers and more than 3,800 on-net buildings in high-growth Ontario territories. Atria serves some 1,100 customers spanning the public sector, enterprise and carrier providers.
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