Rogers Communications

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Rogers is one of Canada's most recognizable corporate brands. Edward S. Rogers, Jr., founded a radio vacuum tube company in the 1930s that would evolve into a cable TV provider and eventually a multi-pronged media company that provides wireless and Internet and owns TV stations and publications. The company has been at the centre of some of the country's most controversial consumer issues, including the use of traffic throttling on the Internet and consumer complaints about high wireless prices. With 27,000 employees and revenue in 2010 of more than $12 billion, Rogers is one of Canada's largest homegrown enterprises.