Rogers Communications has been awarded its third partnership with Southwestern Integration Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT) and the Governments of Canada and Ontario, to bring its leading broadband services to the communities of Drumbo and Gobles in Oxford County.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with SWIFT and build out our network to connect more Canadians across Southwestern Ontario,” said Philippe Oille, President of Southwestern Ontario Region, Rogers Communications. “Having lived in both St. Catharines and London for 14 years, I understand the need to ensure that local communities have dependable internet service and we are committed to continuing to bring our services to residents across Southwestern Ontario.”
This is the third project that Rogers has been awarded by SWIFT to expand its network, following Dufferin County and Norfolk County earlier this year. Through a total joint investment of $9.87 million, Rogers will expand its fibre optic network across the three counties to enable it to deliver broadband service with up to gigabit speeds and continued support for increased speeds now, and in the future.
In Oxford County, Rogers will expand its network by 15.4 kilometres and will serve 484 homes and businesses across Drumbo and Gobles through a joint investment of $1.5 million. Construction is expected to begin in January 2021 and be completed by March 2022. When completed, residents will have more choice for broadband services and will have access to Rogers next-generation services, including Rogers Ignite TV.