Rogers Communications has expanded its commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband network service to Canada’s three largest cities, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Having launched the country’s first LTE network in Ottawa in July – two months before rival Bell’s LTE debut in Toronto – Rogers now covers more than 5.5 million people – around 9% of the population – with mobile data download speeds ranging from 12Mbps to 25Mbps (maximum theoretical 75Mbps). Rogers says its LTE network will expand to more than 30% of the population by the end of 2011. Yesterday Rogers also announced it will launch the HTC Jetstream LTE tablet, ‘the fastest tablet in Canada’, on 18 October. As a promotion, Rogers’ LTE data plan subscribers are not subject to overage charges during the first two months following activation.