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Are you ready to optimize your family’s online gaming?

How today’s internet is primed to deliver a premium experience for serious players

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Few internet users put home networks through their paces the way gamers do. Players won’t tolerate noticeable stutter; even a fraction of a second of lag could be enough to toss a teetering kill/death ratio into the red. Their connections need to be fast and as dependable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.

Online play involves sending and receiving data packets – bits of information that communicate dynamically changing events within a game – so you need a connection that’s speedy, responsive and consistent. One of the best ways to help ensure smooth play is peering. That’s when two or more companies work together to optimize the flow of data traffic between them to facilitate smoother connections. If your internet provider has a peering agreement with an online gaming company – say, Steam, Blizzard, Riot, Xbox Live or PlayStation – then you’ve got a leg-up as a gamer in your quest for a dependable connection and a better online gaming experience.

Gamers also need to be able to rely on the speed of their connections for more than just playing the game – it’s about sharing wins, posting highlights, streaming events, checking out hacks and more. Having enough internet speed means all the devices and activities online at the same time can get a smooth experience. DOCSIS 3.1 – the latest and fastest generation of the international internet-over-cable telecommunications standard – facilitates smooth, high-bandwidth data transfer and should be a key consideration for gamers considering modems.

With more and more blockbuster games topping 50 GB in size, some players may find themselves waiting hours after buying a game before they can start playing. With gigabit internet – which has top download speeds of up to 1 Gbps – even the biggest games can potentially download in a matter of minutes, minimizing wait times and getting you into the action quicker than ever. Put more simply, faster speed means more time spent playing.

These are all good reasons to consider Rogers IgniteTM Internet. Along with securing many of those all-important peering deals, Rogers also has completed rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 technology across their network. Gamers can choose from a variety of internet packages with unlimited usage, plus speeds ranging from the very capable Ignite 150u to the furious swiftness of Ignite Gigabit, available everywhere Rogers offers internet service.

Rogers has more gaming-focused internet and network announcements in the works. Stay tuned to Connected to learn more in the coming weeks and months.

To find out more about Ignite Gigabit and other internet packages that Rogers offers, visit rogers.com/internet.

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