Rogers launches 5G in more than 50 communities in Canada

Telecom giant Rogers Communications Inc. initially projected its nascent 5G network would expand beyond Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver to cover an additional 20-plus markets by the end of 2020, but on Tuesday it said it now projects the network will cover more than 60 cities and towns by year-end.

The company initially began rolling out its new 5G network in a few major cities back in January, before a global pandemic sideswiped the economy and led to shuttered offices, pushing employees into remote work situations and children into remote learning scenarios.