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ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS INC filed this Form 6-K on 04/15/2019
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EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

FORM 51-102F3

MATERIAL CHANGE REPORT

 

Item 1

Name and Address of Company

Rogers Communications Inc. (“RCI”)

The principal office of RCI is located at:

333 Bloor Street East

Toronto, Ontario

M4W 1G9

 

Item 2

Date of Material Change

April 10, 2019

 

Item 3

News Release

A news release was issued through GlobeNewswire on April 10, 2019.

 

Item 4

Summary of Material Change

On April 10, 2019, Rogers Communications announced it invested $1.7 billion in Canada’s first-ever 5G auction to enable 5G deployment in urban, suburban and rural communities. This will bring the company’s planned total capital investment in infrastructure to $4.7 billion in 2019.

 

Item 5.1

Full Description of Material Change

The company invested $1.71 per MHz/POP to acquire 52 of 64 of the 600 MHz spectrum licenses available to Rogers. This includes all available blocks in Southern and Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec, Atlantic Canada, Manitoba and all three territories. This spectrum will be combined with future 3500 MHz and millimetre wave spectrum to create a 5G network across Canada.

600 MHz carries wireless data across long distances and through dense urban buildings better than higher frequency bands. This creates more consistent and higher quality coverage in both remote areas and smart cities. This coverage will benefit businesses across the country that rely on real-time data including farming, mining, manufacturing and transportation.

Rogers is partnering with Ericsson and upgrading its infrastructure to 5G ready technology. Last month, it completed its first 5G data connection trial in downtown Toronto. Through its partnership with the University of British Columbia, Rogers is building a real-world 5G hub that will be a testbed and blueprint for 5G innovation in Canada.

This material change report includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively, “forward-looking

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