[email protected] Subscribers Increasing at High Speed

Rogers Cable has now
passed the 200,000 figure for [email protected] high speed Internet access via
cable customers.

The growth of this product continues to gain momentum as the following
numbers indicate.

At the end of December 31, 1998, there were just over 54,000 [email protected]
customers. Fourteen months later in February, the number stands at the
200,000–an increase of 300 percent.

This makes [email protected] the fastest growing high speed Internet provider in
North America.

“This pace of growth indicates the high demand for this product,” said Alek
Krstajic, Senior Vice President, Rogers Interactive Services, “and it is
evident people have begun to recognize all the advantages of high speed
access to the Internet.”

According to Krstajic, Rogers continues to invest in expanding and
strengthening its network to increase the performance of the service and
exapand its availability.

Rogers Cable is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications. Its
hybrid fibre-coaxial network is the most advanced in North America,
delivering high quality entertainment, information and communication
services to approximately 2.2 million customers in Ontario and British
Columbia.

The Rogers’ network is more than 92 percent two-way ready and well suited for
delivering interactive products and services that require significant
bandwidth, such as [email protected] As Canada’s largest cable operator, the
company also owns and operates over 200 Rogers Video stores.

Rogers New Media has emerged as a major provider of Canadian Internet
content. Apart from [email protected], its products also include Quicken.ca personal finance site and the Electric Library Canada subscription-based
information service.

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