Rogers LTE Network: Expanding to a market near you this spring

Weekends and sunny weather can move at a crawl, but when it comes to streaming my favourite song on the way to work or downloading a report before a meeting, I’m thankful for the fast LTE speeds on my smartphone. So I’m excited to share that our Rogers LTE network, Canada’s fastest wireless internet, will be bringing its speed to 44 new markets in Atlantic Canada, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec this spring.

Today, we’re announcing that over the next couple months, we’ll be launching LTE in Saint John, New Brunswick; Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Guelph, Ontario; Muskokas, Ontario; Collingwood, Ontario; and multiple cities in Quebec. We’ll announce the other 38 markets in updates to this post over the next couple months.

We’re also excited to confirm that Rogers will be making its 2600 MHz LTE spectrum band available in all 44 markets, and 34 of the 44 new markets will offer theoretical network speeds of 150 Mbps. Rogers has more LTE network deployed in the 2600 MHz spectrum band than any other carrier in Canada.

What does 2600 MHz LTE mean to Rogers customers?

The 2600 MHz LTE spectrum band delivers higher speeds over the same distance, allowing Rogers customers to experience even faster service. It’s like how a train track allows you to commute even more quickly, but in the case of LTE, it means even faster internet for you.

How do I access it?

To take advantage of the 2600 MHz spectrum, you need to be in one of the 2600 service areas and use a 2600-enabled device such as the LG Optimus G 2600 or the LTE Rocket™ hotspot. More 2600-enabled devices will be coming to the network this spring.

In the coming months we’ll be expanding our network to these 44 new markets and growing our lineup of LTE and 2600-enabled devices. Bookmark this page for updates as we expand our LTE and 2600 coverage, or visit www.rogers.com/LTE.

Update, April 22, 9 a.m.: We’re happy to announce we are rolling out our LTE network in seven new markets today, including Airdrie, Alberta; Langley, B.C.; and the following regions of Ontario: Keswick; Hamilton, including Grimsby; Orillia; Stratford; and Ottawa, including Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Stittsville and Cumberland.

Update, May 1, 9 a.m.: We’re excited to announce we have rolled out our LTE network to a number of new markets in Ontario, including Chatham; Milton; Sarnia; Woodstock; Orangeville; Brantford; Collingwood; St. Catharines Greater Area markets including Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Welland and Pelham; and Greater Toronto Area markets including King City, Bradford, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, Georgetown and Halton Hills. Our LTE network has also expanded to cover Kentville, N.S., and Lloydminster, Alta.

Update, May 17, 9 a.m.: This week we launched our LTE network to a number of new markets including Brooks, Cochrane and Canmore, Alta. and Sault Ste. Marie and Muskoka, Ont. We also expanded our LTE network to Saint-Georges, Que.; Sydney, N.S.; Bathurst, N.B and expanded our coverage in the Moncton, N.B., area.

Update, June 3, 9 a.m.: Today, we’re rolling out our LTE spectrum to La Baie, Que.; Victoiraville, Que.; Saint John, N.B.; Parksville, B.C.; and expanding our coverage in Halifax, N.S.; Trois-Rivieres, Que.; and Victoria, B.C.

Update, June 17, 12 p.m.: We’re happy to share today that we’ve rolled out our LTE  network in Quebec, to Baie-Comeau and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and expanded our coverage in Hull; in Medicine Hat, Alberta; and in Manitoba to Winnipeg, Brandon, Grand Beach and Victoria Beach. We have also expanded our LTE network to Grande Prairie, Alta.

Update, July 3, 9 a.m.: Today we’re lighting up our LTE network in six new regions, including Truro, N.S., Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chilliwack, B.C., Joliette, Que. Lennoxville, Que., and Spruce Grove/Stony Plain, Alta. We also expanded our coverage in the Greater Montreal Area.

UPDATE, Aug. 9, 2013, 9 a.m.: We’re happy to share today that our LTE network is now available in Red Deer and Fort McMurray, Alta.; Prince George, Vernon, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Penticton, B.C.; Steinbach and Selkirk, MB.; and Trenton and Belleville, Ont.

UPDATE, Sept. 11, 9 a.m.: Today we’re happy to announce our LTE network is now available in Courtney-Comox, B.C.; Wolfville, N.S.; and Lethbridge, Okotoks and Strathmore, Alta.

UPDATE, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.: We’re pleased to announce we are rolling out our LTE network in fifteen markets today, including Caledon, Midland, North Bay, Peterborough and St. Thomas, Ont.; Fort St. John and Shawnigan, B.C.; Chestermere and Leduc, Alta.; Charlottetown, P.E.I.; and Fredericton and Miramichi, N.B. Today, Rogers is also the first to bring LTE coverage to Antigonish, Fox Harbour and New Glasgow, N.S.

Update, Jan. 6, 10:45 a.m.: Today, we’re bringing LTE speeds to customers in various regions of Quebec, including the Greater Montreal Area (East), Granby, Lachute, Saguenay, Saint-Hyacinthe and Bromont. We’re also proud to announce we’ve achieved our goal of launching 95 new LTE markets in 2013. More to come in 2014!

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95 comments on “Rogers LTE Network: Expanding to a market near you this spring

  1. Andrew

    Please come to Milton, Ontario :)

  2. Gordon

    Winnipeg (originally announced for 2012) gets shafted again. What’s the story here?

  3. Kevin

    Surprise, no mention of Winnipeg. Rogers, you have gone to the dogs. Your coverage in Winnipeg sucks, I drop calls and have terrible data service all the time. Now you continue to provide us with subpar service by promising LTE here before the end of 2012 and still we have nothing. You announce that 40 markets all smaller then Winnipeg will be getting LTE though.

    I guess it’s time to start moving my 4 lines to another service provider as the contracts come up as I’m at the end of my rope with you and your terrible service.

  4. Steve

    I’m confused why Guelph is on this list…we’ve had LTE for months…?

    http://redboard.rogers.com/2012/rogers-first-to-launch-lte-in-moncton-today/

  5. Dan

    I hope this finally includes Milton, Ontario. LTE has been in testing there for what feels like ages. Every few days I get LTE signal for a couple of hours, then drops back to H+. 6 months ago, a Rogers rep said that it would be live “any time soon.” Tillsonburg, for example, has a population of 15k and has LTE while Milton has a population of 90k and doesn’t have LTE.

    1. Dan

      2 months on and still not in Milton.

  6. Brent

    When is LTE coming to Winnipeg? Rogers indicated that it was supposed to go live last year (however it was delayed), now Winnipeg isn’t even on the spring roadmap?

  7. Ryan

    We still don’t have acceptable 3G coverage on PEI…

  8. Rob

    What happened in Winnipeg, did someone mess up, was the project sabotaged, or did the economics just not work out?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Rob,

      We’re still working on bringing LTE to Winnipeg this year.

      1. Disappointed

        Can you give us any useful information? I wish Rogers was more transparrent rather than stringing us along and lying to us…

      2. Clara

        Well, I was thinking of switching our service to Rogers since your map shows decent coverage on highway 17 in NW Ontario but this changes things completely.

      3. Andrew

        Canned responses are just as bad as no response… it tells us nothing. Give us a specific date and stick with it, please!

  9. Andy

    What is happening to Peterborough?

    Bell & Telus have had LTE here for months, nothing from Rogers.

    1. Jeremy

      Agreed; I would like to know as well… Bell is starting to look tempting just for the LTE access… When I go to Toronto with my Note 2; it is so much nicer..

  10. LfsiF

    Saint John and not Fredericton? Really Rogers? What are you thinking??

  11. Matthew

    Don’t worry Rogers Saskatchewan likes its 2G coverage outside of downtown Regina and Saskatoon.

  12. brucepanthel

    i dare u to get a affordable internet in the mactier , u do an i am there ,but i don’t think u can

  13. Matt

    What about Milton? As said in previous comments Milton has 90,000 people… I live in the south of Derry / Thompson area and it’s a HUGE dead spot. I barely have 3G coverage not to mention I cannot place a phone call from my house without the call dropping due to lack of signal. Is there a new tower coming to this area?? LTE would be nice but please fix this dead zone first!

  14. Paul

    Hi there,

    Still waiting for acceptable 3G service in the Weston Rd. & Canada Dr. area of Woodbridge…LTE is almost non-existent here despite the nearby towers having LTE and the Rogers coverage maps showing LTE here. It’s a known problem that has been confirmed by Rogers network techs but no ETA on a solution. Rogers devices often drop down to 2G EDGE around here and it’s a very developed/populated area. Your competitors have full 3G and LTE coverage here.

  15. Diane

    How about you get 4G to work properly in an area in the GTA you say is 100% covered – my average download speed is 1.6, dial up could be better! LTE is “covered” on your map 3km from me and yes I have all the “latest & greatest products” from Rogers so it’s not “equipment”. You keep “expanding” yet are in breach of service in existing areas. You don’t seem to care about existing customer satisfaction – just about getting new ones!

  16. Grant

    Wow big surprise, no LTE coming to Winnipeg. What happened to Late-2012, Rogers? Did Bell scare you off? I’m seriously regretting signing a new 3-yr contract last week.

  17. Disappointed

    Also, why is the coverage map never updated for LTE coming soon?
    http://www.rogers.com/coverage
    Winnipeg could have been on there for the last year…

  18. Douglas

    Again, no mention of Winnipeg. Guess that’s not actually going to happen?

  19. Clinton

    Why the need to keep the other locations secret? Lack of preparedness or so that people in those markets don’t get their hopes up? As a long term Rogers customer in a top 30 market, not having LTE here hurts. Not knowing whether it’s coming or not hurts more when other providers have that service in my city. By keeping customers in the dark, people will look elsewhere (especially when all of Rogers promotional material references LTE and offering that service).

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Miltonian,

      As we posted, “we’ll announce the other 38 markets in updates to this post over the next couple months.”

  20. Josh

    Winnipeg is always getting shafted. Time to find a new carrier who lives up to their promises. So much for having an lte phone without using lte at all.

  21. Don

    Rogers predicted LTE in Winnipeg in fall 2012, I cancelled my rogers data stick and upgraded my Iphone 4S to 5 to use it has a data connection on my laptop. I’m told Rogers and MTS were going to “share” the LTE network like thet did the 3G but that deal fell apart. Rogers is the big boy they should make good on the commitment they made. Give us a date and stick to it.

  22. Michael

    What about Belleville? Kingston, an hour to the east, has LTE, and Oshawa, about 90 mins to the west, has it; but, everything in between is 3G. That is a long stretch running right along hghwy.401 with no LTE coverage. I phoned Bell and their LTE coverage (or lack thereof) is about the same. I plan to get the BB Q10 when it is released next month and, if Bell has LTE coverage in place when I do, I willl switch.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Michael,

      We’ll announce the other 38 areas in updates to this post over the next couple months. Stay tuned!

  23. cw

    Does this mean anything? In Winnipeg we were promised LTE by December… that never happened and still hasn’t happen despite it being almost April…. and I don’t see us on the list now. Therefore, I wouldn’t hold your breath just because you see your name on the list.

  24. leprecaun

    So I have had a smartphone account with Rogers for over 1-1/2 years. Now that the LTE is out, is it automatic on my smartphone or do I have to purchase it?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi,

      As long as you have a data plan, an LTE enabled device and SIM card, it’d be automatic!

  25. Blade_27

    Are people in Manitoba not entitled to LTE?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Blade27,

      They are and we’re working on bringing it as soon as possible!

  26. Moe

    This is getting ridiculous, you shouldn’t be promising anything until you have a forsure date and time when it will be released, you said winnipeg lte was coming out before the end of 2012, then that didn’t happen and were not even having it for the spring and the big hype is lte for the new smartphones, but there’s no point in having the new smartphones if there is no lte

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Moe,

      Unfortunately, out of the 28 markets we announced, Winnipeg was the only one where we’ve had delays. As you can imagine, those were unexpected and we really did our best to stick to our tentative ETA. This said, we are still working on it and will keep everyone posted!

  27. Ryan

    This is kind of sad that they’re just skipping Manitoba as a whole yet again, I’m on the last year of my contract with Rogers, what reason do I have to keep it if the rest of Canada is being provided with LTE coverage yet a provincial capital in the middle of the country is being skipped time and time again for “better coverage” in small communities… I was told by Rogers representatives that it would be early in the new year, yet we can’t even get a date as to when we can expect it anymore, it’s all just rumors.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Ryan,

      Winnipeg definitely remains on our road map. We’re working to bring LTE as soon as possible.

      We’ll keep everyone informed when there’s any news on that end.

  28. Zwinnipeger

    Hey Rob … Go pound rocks…. I’m going to make smoke signals with my Rogers’s SIM cards here in Winnipeg. ” we are working on it? Really….. How many coffee breaks do u guys take?!

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Zwinnipeger,

      As I mentioned to others, there’s a lot more involved than flicking a switch and we’re doing our best to bring it ASAP. Believe me, we want LTE in Winnipeg just as much as you!

  29. Matthew

    Don’t worry Winnipeg they said they same things about 3G coverage in Saskatchewan and we all know how that turned out. Cancel your services and move on to a company that actually tries to improve their network.

  30. dankuzwpg

    Hi RogersNicolas,

    We appreciate the response in regards to our lack of LTE here in Winnipeg and I am especially upset that I unnecessarily upgraded to an iPhone 5 when I was told by Rogers we’d have it by the end of 2012. What is Rogers willing to do for us in my position? All I wanted was LTE. My last iphone was fine.

    Secondly, you mention unexpected delays. What are they? I think the Rogers paying customers should be in the loop and know what the story is. I think people would actually be less upset if that information got shared as to why 40+ smaller markets than Winnipeg already have LTE.

    Fair request I think.

    1. RogersNicolas

      I’m afraid we don’t have any further info to share at this point but as I mentioned to others, Winnipeg is still on our road map and we’re actively working on it. We sincerely apologize for the delay in bringing LTE to Winnipeg and are committed to expanding to Manitoba in the near future.

  31. Shier

    I was under the impression from the information provided by rogers that they would have had LTE last year so I renewed my contract. Surprise surprise no LTE even for early 2013. I renewed under false pretenses and will not be doing so again in the Future. Rogers can’t be bothered with Winnipeg well I can’t be bothered with rogers. When it becomes financially viable I will be canceling both contracts I have with rogers and switch to another carrier who actually informes their customers truthfully. Or at least where I have more information available to me.

  32. Diane

    Hi Rogers/Nicolas

    While I’m glad to see somebody is answering the Winnipeg questions you still haven’t answered any of the Ontario GTA bad service in the existing 3/4G 100% published coverage areas comments on the board ?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Diane,

      If you’re experiencing any issues, can you please reach out to our Customer Care team via our Facebook page or Twitter @RogersHelps?

      1. Paul

        Hi RogersNicolas,

        We all appreciate the quick responses, but I (among others) don’t think that contacting Customer Care is going to help. When we do, all we get is the same old scripted response of ensuring our devices are up-to-date, power-cycling them, trying new SIMs, etc. These network coverage problems are not device-related…they are completely infrastructure-related. When can we expect to see many of these dead zones or coverage holes properly filled in? There are many spots within the GTA or just north of the GTA without any service at all, or very weak 2G/EDGE service at best. Your competitors have had solid coverage in these same areas for years, and they now have full HSPA-DC and LTE there too. I think your customers deserve to be given more info than just the standard “contact customer care” or “we’re working on it but have no details to share”. We all just want to be kept in the loop with as much detail as possible so we can make informed decisions when purchasing hardware, signing contracts, etc. Thanks.

      2. RogersNicolas

        Hi Paul,

        I advised to contact Customer Care since each situation is different and in order to have it investigated in details. If there’s a network issue, a ticket will be opened and an internal team will follow-up on it. Receptivity issues may also occur due to a device problem or surrounding environment. All in all, if you contact us, we’ll look into it and do our best to help.

        Thanks for sharing your comment!

  33. Dario

    Why even have a iPhone 5 with your network? This is not right! Here we are in Winnipeg with slow 3G and non-existant LTE.

    Can we do anything about this for FALSE ADVERTISEMENT? Why do you have LTE capable phones when you won’t support it in MAJOR cities across Canada.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Dario,

      Our apologies for the delay. We’re doing our best to bring LTE to Winnipeg as soon as possible.

  34. Zwinnipeger

    I talked with a customer retention manager who simply denied that Rogers was engaged in false advertising in Manitoba. Apparently “Largest LTE network in Canada” isn’t false advertising. Also cause we do gave cellphone service so we shouldn’t complain! Wow! Rogers…How do u stay in business?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Sorry to hear that. As far as LTE in Winnipeg is concerned, we’re working to bring it as soon as possible.

  35. Johnathan

    Really Rogers? No mention of Winnipeg anywhere? It’s funny, I was told by a rogers rep a year ago when I bought my HTC One XL that LTE would be around the corner any time and now here I sit almost a year later with no LTE.

    Could we possibly get any estimation of time of when we could see this?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Jonathan,

      Our apologies for the delay. We’re doing our best to bring it ASAP.
      We’ll update that post when there’s any news.

  36. Blade_27

    Can you please define “As soon as possible”

    Because I was told “By the end of 2012″

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi,

      We don’t have any ETA to share at this time. This said, we’ll let everyone know as soon as we do have any info.

  37. Matt

    I sure hope Peterborough gets added to the list, this is getting silly.

  38. Corey

    Its not that crazy for them to advertise it everywhere if they are a national network. Clearly its some sort of legal issue and will be dealt with a soon as it can. If anything its probably the government of Manitoba’s fault its not here yet. Not Rogers.

  39. Blade_27

    Your logic doesn’t make sense Corey.

    How could Rogers announce that LTE would be available by December 2012 if they still relied on the goverment of Manitoba for support/permisson/assistance?

  40. Ray Des

    I am currently an MTS customer with a contract that is now expiring, want to change to Rogers but now am afraid of no LTE coverage in Winnipeg. So do I stick with MTS or will Rogers have LTE in Winnipeg ‘shortly”?????

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi,

      Thanks for your comment. We’re working to bring LTE to Winnipeg in a near future.

  41. Brody

    How about Winnipeg?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Brody,

      We’re working to bring LTE to Winnipeggers as soon as possible. We’ll keep you posted!

  42. G

    I was under the assumption that Rogers’ LTE issue in Manitoba was not a technical problem but a legal one. I may be way off base but since MTS and Rogers partnered up on the LTE infrastructure, could MTS be slowing the process down for Rogers somehow? It might explain why they’re being so vague about the actual live date…. AND why the date keeps changing.

  43. Narius

    Any idea whether the upcoming htc one will run on the new 2600mhz lte network?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi,

      You’ll find the HTC One’s specifications here:
      http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirelessBuyFlow?forwardTo=PhoneThenPlan&productType=normal&productId_Detailed=801AGRY

      When it comes to connectivity:
      GSM Bands: 850/900/1800/1900
      HSPA Bands: 850/1900/2100
      LTE Bands: AWS/700

  44. Todd

    Brantford should be included in the next LTE addition. It doesn’t make sense that Cambridge and Hamilton got LTE and Brantford was excluded in the first LTE towers. Brantford is right in the middle of these 2 cities. Bhell included Brantford in their LTE network. Brantford is known as the telephone city as Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone so for Rogers to leave out Brantford is quite a joke. This city is also the location of one of Rogers third party credit operations department so to exclude this city is a slap in the face. We help bring in millions of dollars for Rogers monthly.

  45. Cojo

    No LTE in Winnipeg yet again. Whats the reason for this?

    I guess im not too surprised as I can rarely even get a data connection or make a phone call on most days.

  46. Chris

    Why has Rogers still not put LTE in Peterborough On ! Me and both my kids
    Have bought iPhone 5 phones ! Both my boys are on the bell network
    They have had LTE for over a year now ! But I’m on Rogers , at one
    Time Rogers was the leader !

  47. Freddy

    I believe that MTS is the reason why no other carrier has LTE in Manitoba. They are being uncooperative with other carriers in terms of allow access to cell towers. Same thing with SaskTel in SK but they are now sharing in that province.

  48. Nick

    I’m curious as to why I had LTE at my home in Stouffville Ontario yesterday for three to four hours and its now out and I’m back on 3G with no LTE to be found?

    1. RogersElise

      Hi Nick. Not sure about that.

  49. Mike

    Not happy about lack of Rogers LTE in Winnipeg since MTS has been there for quite awhile already. LTE has to be here by summer or I’ll be making a move and spending the same $ at MTS but receiving faster service.

  50. Eric

    Any news for deploying 2600mhz in Toronto? ETA maybe?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Eric,

      Our 2600MHz LTE network is already deployed in Toronto.

  51. Alain

    I’m really upset with Rogers also (winnipeg), was sold LTE phone for 199 on 3years and was told LTE was coming to winnipeg in a couple of months, now my phone gets 2 bars max at my house 60% of the time I’m on EDGE and this is in my back yard outside…. I’ll be looking a buying out my contract, the sad part is that Bell is a new cell provider in manitoba and there evolving faster then Rogers….. So sad. To think I’ve been loyal to rogers for over 12 years……

  52. Brice

    I sure hope you plan on announcing LTE for Red Deer Alberta this summer. Considering ALL of your opponents have had it here for a year already, it’s about time don’t you think?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Brice,

      As said in this post, we’ll be announcing 38 new markets soon.
      Stay tuned!

  53. Dan

    Please bring LTE and 3G connectivity to south of Milton Ontario! We have the fastest growing city in Canada, and the cell phone reception is atrocious!

  54. Chris

    I understand today a new Roll out of LTE will include Ottawa/Kanata/Nepean, Ive had it for a few months now and barely have any LTE in Kanata/nepean area id be happy with 3G but usually only get the E network (sometimes O network). Question ARE YOU ROLLING OUT NEW TOWERS or Nothing changes because nothing has changed for me still hardly getting the LTE and ive spoken to techs/even field techs, managers and what i am told is as long as i barely get any service, I HAVE TO PAY ………I am paying but I DONT SEE NO LIGHTING SPEEDS……..its NOT THE PHONE/SIM CARDS…….when will i see lighting speeds???????????????????????????????????????????????????

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Chris,

      As I replied to you on Twitter, we’re rolling it out today. If you haven’t seen any changes by tomorrow, feel free to reach out to our Customer Support team via @RogersHelps or Facebook and someone will look into it with you.

  55. peg

    Oh look 7 of the 38 have been updated and no winnipeg still, good thing we’re still in the dark about the other 31 places to get LTE

  56. Chad

    Girlfriend showing LTE in Brantford today… I am across town and nothing here.
    Interesting…