Rogers Whole Home Wireless Mesh Network - When is this being rolled out?

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Rogers Whole Home Wireless Mesh Network - When is this being rolled out?

I was reading an article that Bell has setup this service and was wondering when Rogers will come out with something similar:

 

https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/01/24/bell-mesh-wi-fi-network-set-whole-home-coverage/

 

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Re: Rogers Whole Home Wireless Mesh Network - When is this being rolled out?

 

Hello, @mahomed

 

I appreciate your interest in the WiFi mesh network. At the moment, we are unable to comment on the product/service which has not announced yet. We will definitely share with the Community when the information becomes available. 

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

 

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Re: Rogers Whole Home Wireless Mesh Network - When is this being rolled out?

hopefully soon we always have spots that wifi sucks even when boosted or upgraded to the max. very frustrating we pay a lot of money every month

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Re: Rogers Whole Home Wireless Mesh Network - When is this being rolled out?

It looks like Rogers has introduced exactly what I was talking about:

 

https://www.rogers.com/consumer/internet/mesh-whole-home-wifi-network

 

According to Mobilesyrup, this is based on the Eero Gen 2 system:  

https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/06/27/rogers-wall-to-wall-wifi-mesh-service/

 

How good is it?  According to this review, it is average:

 

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/350795/the-best-wi-fi-mesh-network-systems

 

Keep in mind that there is no standard for mesh systems.  This means that some devices play nice while others can be a pain.  

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Re: Rogers Whole Home Wireless Mesh Network - When is this being rolled out?

I actually have this setup.
It is actually included in the new Ignite TV / internet service.
(compared it looks like its a $10+/m rate to have them support it on the other, I would assume the basic $10 would give the base unit and 1 other hub, and each additional is $4/m.   Vs I have the main unit and 2 other units, and are all included).

Overall, seems to work for me.
Coverage wise, seems to work well.   
Do I get the max speeds for my plan across all of them?  No. But expecting that without having a ton of these units at all the most optimal locations.. even then you would loose some speed with overheads.
But still better than when I had a router central on the main floor.

Management for them is via a phone app.
What is nice, I can see at a glance which devices are all connected wireless, and which exact unit they are connected to.

 Are they perfect? No.
But all in all, I would say compared to the average joe's setup, who ONLY has the ISPs provided modem, usually in the basement, etc.. that this is going to be 10x better for them.