Minister Champagne calls Rogers outage ‘unacceptable’

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry says his team is monitoring the outage

Update 08/07/2022 at 8:04pm ET: Minister Champagne said in a tweet that he shared “the frustration of millions of Canadians” with the CEO of Rogers, calling the situation “unacceptable.” Campagne also said he spoke with the CEOs of Bell and Telus and that “everyone is in solution mode, willing to help.”

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, says his team has contacted Rogers regarding the ongoing service outage impacting Canada.

“We expressed how important it is that this matter be resolved as soon as possible and for the company to provide prompt and clear communication directly to those impacted,” his statement reads.

Rogers has yet to explain what caused the outage, simply sharing that it’s aware of the problem and is working on a solution.

The outage started earlier this morning, impacting internet and wireless services for Rogers customers. Those not on Rogers’ network have also been impacted as various financial and emergency services relying on Rogers’ network went offline.

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Source: @FP_Champagne/ Twitter