Rogers announced today that it plans to invest $700 million in the province of Alberta.
The Toronto-based telecommunications giant says the investment, which will occur over four years, will see the province have its wireless network upgraded and expanded as part of a decade-long growth strategy valued at $1 billion.
The four-year commitment will see Rogers increase Long-term Evolution sites by 40%, add “dozens” of new retail stores and local jobs, and develop machine-to-machine solutions in the oil and gas sector.
Rogers has also signed a multi-year sponsorship to become the official telecommunications sponsor of the Edmonton Oilers. Rogers says it will power the Oilers website and mobile app and establish a charging zone at the arena.
“We love Alberta, a province comprised of tight-knit communities, hard workers, great Canadian spirit, and, let’s not forget, enthusiastic sports fans,” says Kaili Lupp of Rogers. “We will further enhance our network throughout the province, open additional retail stores, and increase our contributions to local communities and youth initiatives. Albertans will have even more access to innovation and the latest technology from Rogers.”