RealTime IT News

Rogers Changes Name, Pricing For Internet Access

Rogers Cablesystems announced changes to its high-speed Internet access product and a new name to reflect those changes.

Rogers WAVE is now officially Rogers@Home. Earlier this year, Rogers announced an agreement with @Home Network in the U.S. in which the companies joined forces to provide customers with a high-speed Internet backbone, as well as unique content offerings.

At a speed reportedly up to one hundred times faster than typical dial-up services, Rogers@Home said it offers almost instant access to popular sites due to "caching," technology that captures information from sites and replicates it on local @Home servers.

With the most popular data located locally, Rogers@Home customers will see increases in speeds for content requests made from the local @Home server, the firm added.

To promote the changes, Rogers@Home is offering a special package that waives the modem rental fee until the new generation of standardized cable modems are readily available for sale, which is expected to happen in about six months. The new modems will be interoperable, (i.e they can be used in any North American cable company's service area), unlike the proprietary cable modems available today.

A new customer's monthly pricing for the special package is $39.95. Existing customers will also participate in the offer by having their modem rental fees waived for the same period, the company stated.