Rogers expands LTE coverage into 7 new locations, including Stratford and Orillia

Ian Hardy

April 22, 2013 8:43pm

Rogers stated last month that they’ll be expanding their LTE network into 44 new areas this year, thus bringing the total reach to 21.5 million Canadians. Today the wireless company has knocked 7 of the 44 locations off their list and flipped the LTE switch on in:

– Airdrie, Alberta;
– Langley, B.C
– Keswick; Ontario
– Hamilton, including Grimsby in Ontario
– Orillia, Ontario
– Stratford, Ontario
– Ottawa, including Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Stittsville and Cumberland

In an email to us Rogers claimed another first, stating that they are the first carrier to bring LTE to Stratford and Orillia, plus “all of these cities, to the exception of Airdrie, will be running the blazing fast 2600 MHz LTE spectrum.”

Source: Rogers

  • cdnfreak

    And still no WInnipeg. Largest centre in Canada without LTE

    • Rabid Rotty

      Yeah but the only good thing about the pig is the jets lol.

    • EvanKrosney

      Hey, don’t bash Winnipeg. Only us Winnipeggers are allowed to do that.

    • EvanKrosney

      All I want is a simple explanation from Rogers on why they’re taking so long. I understand that it takes time to get land, permits, and our climate isn’t exactly “construction friendly” from October to May, but this is unacceptable. What’s worse is they promised us LTE back in 2012, and I’m sure many people (including me) signed with them in hopes of getting it soon, with no luck. At least issue some sort of apology and get your head out of a*s, or I’m leaving.

    • Chris

      they must have signed a deal with the devil giving them access to MTS’ towers but making them delay their LTE roll out so MTS could be the exclusive LTE carrier in the province for a period of time – that’s the only explanation I can think of, this is just ridiculous already.

  • bill

    How about updating the rest of the network instead of going to lte

  • gnote

    Sorry Winnipeg, hopefully Elmvale, ON will be next.

  • Petra

    The reason why Tillsonburg has LTE remains a mystery.