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With the rapid rise of online video, social media and online gaming, the way Canadians use the Internet is changing dramatically. We’re always reviewing our plans to ensure they meet your changing needs so starting later this month, our Hi-Speed Internet tiers are being upgraded with faster download speeds and higher data allowances for customers on Rogers DOCSIS 3.0, our best and fastest wireline network.
The new plans apply to Rogers Hi-Speed Internet Express, Extreme, Extreme Plus and Ultimate tiers. In late July we will begin automatically upgrading customers on Rogers DOCSIS 3.0 to our enhanced plans at no additional cost.
Customers on a DOCSIS 2.0 modem or home networking modem can upgrade to these new tiers by visiting a Rogers retail location and upgrading to a DOCSIS 3.0 home networking modem. The prices on our new DOCSIS 3.0 tiers match our existing price plans and a DOCSIS 3.0 home networking modem only costs an extra $1.50 to $3 per month over the cost of a DOCSIS 2.0 modem.
As one example, customers on our Extreme plan and using a DOCSIS 3.0 modem will see their download speeds¹ increase from up to 15 Mbps to up to 24 Mbps and their data allowance increase from 80 GB to 100 GB at no additional cost. The updated Extreme plan allows customers to stream approximately 90 hours of content on Rogers On Demand Online or 50 HD movies per month.
Check out the below chart for a complete breakdown of the changes:
Unsure if you have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem? It is the Wireless N Gateway modem and you can see what it looks like here.
Also starting later this month, you’ll be able to add a data assurance option if you’re currently using the Express and Extreme tiers. For an extra $20 per month, you’ll receive an extra 80 GB of data on top of your existing allowances. If you don’t need quite as much data, you can also get an additional 20 GB for an extra $5 per month.
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