The Rogers Cable company was founded in Brampton, Ontario by Ted Rogers in 1968. It was one of the first companies offering cable Television to homes across Ontario, and after acquiring much of their competition it quickly became on of the largest telecommunications companies in Canada.
In the 21st century Rogers Cable have expanded their services beyond cable television to include cable internet, home phone and wireless phone services.
In the early days of high-speed internet, Rogers enjoyed an edge over the competition because their cable lines were a found to be a faster delivery method then DSL service over the phone lines. Now in 2017, DSL is generally preferred, because its dedicated line means you don’t need to worry about the slow periods that can happen on a shared cable connection.
The truth is, internet is internet. As long as it’s fast and affordable, it doesn’t really matter if it’s delivered through a Cable line or DSL.
For the purpose of our review, we looked specifically at Rogers cable TV, high-speed internet, their home phone service and the bundles they offer.
Pros: If you like hockey, they have a great NHL package and broadcast many games in 4k. Their channel guide is much more user friendly. They offer blazing fast internet if you’re willing to pay a premium price.
Cons: There are reports that the Nextbox will occasionally glitch or freeze, requiring you to reboot your system. Rogers customer service isn’t very good. Expect you call to last at least 30 mins. If you’re paying full price, you’re paying way too much.
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