Rogers is helping bring the latest generation of wireless coverage to remote and northern B.C. communities

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Author: 
BC Business
Source: 
BC Business

Today’s wireless technology means people are connected like never before. While there are still some gaps when it comes to coverage in some rural, remote and northern communities, Rogers Communications is working to change that through partnerships with B.C. First Nations.

The Canadian company’s collaboration with various Indigenous groups is about improving connectivity in these communities, as well as supporting a broader commitment to inclusion, diversity and reconciliation.

Approximately 50 percent of First Nations in Canada are located in B.C., and while Rogers wireless coverage reaches 96 percent of the province, many First Nations groups are situated in remote, rural and northern communities without cellular service.

 “We are committed to bringing wireless connectivity to rural, remote and northern parts of Canada,” says Rick Sellers, President of British Columbia, Rogers Communications. “We are proud to work with the provincial government and Indigenous communities to identify parts of the province that would benefit from improved wireless coverage to help increase economic opportunities for local residents and businesses as well as improve public safety.”

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