Rogers has announced that its Ignite Gigabit internet service, which promises download speeds of up to one gigabit per second, is now available across neighbourhoods in Kitchener, Woodstock, Stratford and London in Southwestern Ontario.
The new service is available to both consumers and small business owners starting at $149.99 on a two-year term or $199.99 with no contract. As for upload speeds, Rogers promises 50mbps. The company estimates that these speeds will allow customers to download an HD movie in under 30 seconds and a game in about five minutes.
“As a hub for technology and innovation, our community, and our local economy, thrives on new technology,” said Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic in a press statement from Rogers sent to MobileSyrup.
“Gigabit Internet speeds will provide a real advantage for our residents and business owners in this part of the Toronto-Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor, when it comes to their home and small business Internet usage.”
This expansion is part of a plan set in motion in the fall of 2015 by Rogers to deliver Gigabit internet to over four million new homes by the end of 2016.
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