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Across Alberta, Rogers will be expanding their LTE coverage, specifically in Lethbridge and the drive between Banff and Calgary. This type of coverage will allow customers to have greater clarity in phone calls, fewer dropped calls, better Internet access, and faster downloading and streaming. It is all part of Rogers’ initiative to improve communication between cellular customers.
LTE is the newest and fastest type of cell service in Canada. This type of network will make for much faster data use when utilized within an LTE zone. The strength and consistency of data speeds are akin to a home broadband connection and is an improvement on past network technology. When paired with a device with LTE capabilities, phone calls will be enhanced with “HD quality voice service.” The days of having to go outside to receive better reception are over with this new technology that allows quality reception and data use even in basements, elevators, and rooms with thick concrete. With LTE coverage, dropped calls, buffering, and slow download times are a thing of the past.
This investment in their network’s improvement throughout the province will be seen in particular areas to start, before rolling out this new LTE coverage to other regions. The ATB Centre in Lethbridge will receive a new cell tower, providing LTE service to visitors who have come to watch an event at the centre’s ice rinks, curling facility, or leisure centre. All 42,000 square feet will have superior cellular service to customers with an LTE-capable phone.
Also, residents and businesses in the Mayor Magrath Drive and 20 Avenue South area will experience faster wireless service. For travelers, the area between Banff and Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway will also benefit from faster service, helping to keep travelers and residents in nearby areas in the loop. In the future, Rogers will extend coverage beyond these initial improvements to the network.