Rogers Communications Inc. says it has activated wireless service for its customers at all Toronto subway stations, as well as in the tunnels between Sheppard West and Vaughan Metropolitan Center stations.
The move comes as the company continues to build 5G infrastructure for the entire subway tunnel network — a process it said was expected to take two years when it announced its plans in April.
Last month, customers of competing operators Bell Canada and Telus Corp. have gained access to cellular service in the busiest sections of the Toronto subway after Rogers first activated the enhanced network in downtown stations and tunnels for its own customers.
The service for all carriers follows months of tense negotiations between Rogers, Bell and Telus, prompting the federal government to set a deadline for all Toronto subway pa*sengers to have cellular connectivity.
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Rogers did not specify in its announcement when Bell and Telus customers could expect to receive service on the rest of the activated network.
The companies face a Dec. 20 deadline to negotiate commercial deals to provide long-term subway service.
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