Eastlink has announced today its Gigabit Internet availability has expanded across Canada, reaching communities in Ontario and British Columbia.
Gig Internet has been available in limited parts of Nova Scotia and PEI since 2015, but now the service has reached: Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Port Hawksbury in Cape Breton; Kirkland Lake and Picton in Ontario; and Oliver in BC.
Pricing for Gigabit Internet starts at $119.95 for three months, then goes to $149.95 per month.
“For years, we have been providing Gigabit speeds and higher to our larger business customers through our advanced business network,” says Lee Bragg, Eastlink CEO. “With real-time entertainment like video streaming, music, gaming and emerging connected home technologies driving exponential Internet growth, it’s time to bring this kind of Internet service to a wider range of customers, including residential customers.”
Eastlink and their partners Cisco Systems and ARRIS have invested $20 million into their fibre optic network, as noted in a press release.
Jeffrey Maddox, managing director, Service Provider for Cisco Canada, said “Eastlink is one of our most innovative and aggressive partners, when it comes to ensuring they are ahead of the Internet adoption curve.”
Cisco Systems says by 2020, there will be over 50 billion devices connected to the web as “the Internet of things” continues to take over. Eastlink has a turn-key connected home and business solution called Winston, which allows full control of lights, door locks, alarm monitoring and more from a mobile device.