Bell has announced the expansion of high-speed Internet services to homes and businesses in the rural Ontario communities of Holland Landing, Mount Albert, Queensville and Sharon in East Gwillimbury.
Part of Bell’s accelerated capital investment in national next-generation network infrastructure, the expansion program will bring enhanced broadband access to approximately 5,000 locations in East Gwillimbury by the end of 2021.
“Bridging the rural divide is a priority for Bell as we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world,” said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business. “We’re proud to bring our all-fibre broadband connections and world-leading Fibe Internet and TV services to even more rural households and commercial locations throughout the community of East Gwillimbury.”
“We are thrilled to see this investment in East Gwillimbury’s broadband infrastructure. Access to reliable, affordable internet is critical to our residents and businesses,” said Mayor Virginia Hackson. “Our staff have been working closely with Bell over the past months to enhance internal processes, specifically to encourage this type of expansion. We are excited to sign an MOU with Bell to document our joint commitment to further enhance broadband access in our community.”
Fully funded by Bell, this broadband expansion program will provide fast and high-capacity 100% fibre connections to even more rural residents with Internet download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and access to leading Bell services such as Fibe TV.
Bell’s accelerated network investment
Bell has been connecting Canadians in communities large and small for the past 141 years. Earlier this year, Bell announced an additional investment of $1.7 billion in capital over the next 2 years to accelerate the rollout of its broadband fibre, 5G and rural networks.
Enabled by a positive investment climate reflecting government support for infrastructure development, this capital acceleration is in addition to the approximately $4 billion in capital Bell typically invests in broadband network infrastructure and expansion each year.