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Rogers installs new network sites in West Kelowna and Osoyoos

New network sites installed

Osoyoos and West Kelowna are two of the B.C. communities that have benefited from upgrades completed by Rogers over the last year and a half during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The communications company has enhanced its wireless network in more than 250 communities and along key highways. Osoyoos and West Kelowna were two locations that received new network sites, and Rogers teamed up with Kelowna to launch Canada’s first 5G smart city pilot.

“Since the outset of the pandemic, next generation networks have been even more critical for businesses and families, across our largest cities, to our rural, remote and Indigenous communities,” Rogers’ B.C. president Rick Sellers said in a press release.

“We look forward to partnering alongside governments and continuing to invest in our networks to enhance connectivity across British Columbia, providing the backbone for our communities to take part in the digital economy as we look ahead to Canada’s recovery.”

The company plans to expand and enhance connectivity in another 75 communities before the end of 2021, and it says its impending purchase of Shaw will make its improvement happen even faster.

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