In RedBoard’s first blog post, we received a comment from Shane asking about coverage in Northwestern Ontario. Today, we have an update for you Shane – as well as for those living, travelling or doing business in that area.
Rogers and Thunder Bay, Ont.’s TBayTel announced this morning an agreement that will see Rogers customers gain access to TBayTel’s HSPA network, which covers will cover communities and major highway corridors in a 300,000 square kilometre area spanning from just west of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. to the Manitoba border. (How big is 300,000-square kilometres? Roughly the size of France.)
The deal will give TBayTel customers access to Rogers’ 3G HSPA network, allowing them to use mobile devices on the Rogers network across Canada.
The Rogers-TBayTel agreement is subject to approval by regulators. Should it be approved, service between the Rogers and TBayTel is expected to begin later this year.
We are always looking at ways to expand and improve our network. Our HSPA network covers more than 84 per cent of the Canadian population and we are currently upgrading it to HSPA+ — which provides speeds of up to 21 Mbps, similar to those of fixed broadband.
Check out www.rogers.com/network for more information about our Wireless coverage.
Richard Bloom is a regular contributor to RedBoard