Bell has expanded pure fibre Internet service to homes and businesses in London. Part of Bell’s capital expenditure acceleration program for investment in national next-generation network infrastructure, the expansion program will bring all-fibre broadband access to approximately 160,000 additional locations in London by 2026.
Fully funded by Bell, this broadband expansion program will provide fast and high-capacity 100% fibre connections with Internet download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and access to leading Bell services such as Fibe TV. This is part of Bell’s historic two-year capital expenditure program of almost $10 billion, now in its second year, to accelerate the rollout of its broadband fibre, 5G and rural networks.
“This is great news for London. Bell’s significant investment will support fast and reliable Internet access for our City which is so important for helping residents and businesses stay connected,” said, Ed Holder, Mayor of London.
“We’re proud to bring our pure fibre connections and world-leading Internet and TV services to more households and businesses in London. Access to fast and reliable Internet connections is as important as ever and this expansion is part of our long-standing objective to connect Canadians in communities throughout Ontario and across our footprint,” commented, Bruce Furlong, SVP Network, Bell.
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing advanced broadband wireless, TV, Internet, media and business communication services throughout the country. Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc.
Through Bell for Better, the company is investing to create a better today and a better tomorrow by supporting the social and economic prosperity of communities with a commitment to the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. This includes the Bell Let’s Talk initiative, which promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research and workplace leadership initiatives throughout the country.