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

LTEWeekends 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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  1. Please come to Milton, Ontario :)

  2. Winnipeg?

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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/

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

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

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

    • RogersNicolas says: March 26th, 2013 a 7:28pm

      Hi Rob,

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

      • Disappointed says: March 27th, 2013 a 8:46am

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

      • 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.

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

  10. What is happening to Peterborough?

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

    • 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..

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

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

  13. brucepanthel says: March 26th, 2013 a 7:33pm

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. Disappointed says: March 27th, 2013 a 8:49am

    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…

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

  20. 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).