Rogers invests $188M in Ottawa fiber broadband expansion

Oct. 18, 2021
Rogers to connect its fiber broadband network to more than 24,000 homes and businesses in Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, North Grenville and Carleton Place.

Rogers Communications announced on Oct. 14 that it is expanding its fiber network to connect over 24,000 homes and businesses in Canada across Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, North Grenville and Carleton Place to high-speed broadband services.

“Access to reliable, high-speed internet is key to unlocking the full potential of communities and that is why Rogers is investing to expand our fiber network to residents and businesses in and around the Nation’s Capital,” said Ted Woodhead, President, Eastern Ontario, Rogers Communications. “With nearly 1000 Rogers team members in Ottawa, we are proud to be expanding our network in the area through an investment that will contribute to the regional economy and have a meaningful impact in the lives of local residents.”

As part of its newly announced $188 million investment, Rogers will expand its fiber network, delivering fiber-to-the home (FTTH) technology to the newly serviced 24,000 homes and businesses. Organizations in the Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, North Grenville and Carleton Place areax that will benefit from the new investment include schools, medical clinics, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, and more, said the operator.

“Our residents have been requesting better internet connectivity for a long time. I am pleased that Rogers’ investment will provide a reliable fiber network to Clarence-Rockland homes and businesses,” commented Clarence-Rockland Mayor Mario Zanth. “Economic development in Eastern Ontario depends on high-speed Internet and we welcome this announcement.”

“Despite North Grenville being one of the fastest growing communities in eastern Ontario, access to reliable, high-speed rural broadband has been a real struggle for so many households, organizations and businesses,” said North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford. “This investment by Rogers will definitely help to close the gap.”

A PwC study commissioned by the company indicates that in 2020, Rogers investments and operations resulted in a total economic footprint in Ontario of $15.2 billion of output, including over 45,800 full-time jobs generated and supported. 

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