Rogers Cable celebrates 10th. Anniversary of Broadband in North America

4/28/2005

 
A decade ago, Rogers Cable was the first company in North America to develop and introduce high-speed Internet access
through cable.

Since the original 50 customers signed up for the Rogers Wave service in Newmarket, Ontario in 1995, the growth in popularity of high-speed Internet has been phenomenal. Today, Rogers has 988,300 high-speed Internet customers
in Rogers Cable coverage areas throughout Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Also 10 years ago, Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) began as a simple idea to bring order to the Internet universe. Once housed in a trailer at Stanford University, Yahoo! has evolved over the past decade into the world's most
recognized Internet brand, with more than 372 million unique users worldwide.

Last year, Rogers and Yahoo! brought together their respective Internet experience to offer Rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Internet, an integrated broadband experience that seamlessly combines speed with a compelling suite of services at no additional charge to consumers.

"Since introducing high-speed Internet access through cable, we've seen the service grow to almost a million customers in just a decade," said Terry Canning, Vice-President and General Manager of Internet Service, Rogers Cable Inc. "In order to adapt and meet the varying needs of its customers, Rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Internet now offers four levels of service from Extreme, our fastest service to Ultra-lite, our introductory level service."

"Yahoo! is focused on making content available across a range of distribution forms including broadband cable, mobile and home electronics," said Steve Boom, Senior Vice President, Broadband Access and Bundled Services,
Yahoo! Inc. "Ten years of providing high-speed Internet marks a significant milestone for Rogers. We are pleased to be working with a company with such a strong legacy of leadership and growth and look forward to continued success."



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