Rogers is launching a new WiFi modem that is capable of delivering peak speeds of up to 420 Mbps.

In the first global launch by any carrier, Rogers says the 24 x 8 DOCSIS WiFi modem, which is powered by the Intel Puma 6MG and made by Hitron Technologies, communicates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi frequency bands, utilizing high-powered radios to produce a better range and higher speeds.

Customers will now be able to seamlessly connect all their devices with greater range and blazing fast speeds, says Phil Hartling, Sr. VP of Rogers Communications.

"Our customers have an average of six connected devices in the home and they’ve told us they want a faster internet connection, no matter where they are, whether in the basement or the backyard. Our new modem supports our customers' needs as everything moves online and takes WiFi to the next level to deliver our fastest, furthest reaching, and most consistent in-home internet experience," added Hartling.

The Advanced WiFi Modem is available for a rental fee of $12 per month on all Rogers Hi-Speed Internet packages, which start at $44.49 per month.

Rogers will also add to its vast LTE market reach by connecting two Bay of Quinte communities, namely, Belleville and Trenton. Also, Alberta residents in Red Deer, Fort McMurry and Steinbeck will have the high speed Internet service joined by customers in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Six communities in British Columbia will also enjoy the benefits of LTE including Prince George, Vernon, Campbell River, Naniamo, Kamloops and Penicton.

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