Rogers to Invest $6 Million to Expand Fibre Network in Newfoundland and Labrador

Rogers announced on Thursday it will be investing over $6 million to expand its fibre network in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The communities of Humber Village, Little Rapids and Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador will see 163 kilometres of fibre to connect 1,780 homes and businesses. Also new will be a wireless tower installation and an upgrade to the existing tower on Bell Island for wireless connectivity throughout.

“Over the past year, when Canadians relied on connectivity more than ever before, we made significant investments in our network to connect communities across Atlantic Canada,” said Matt MacLellan, President of the Atlantic region at Rogers, in a statement. “Today’s announcement builds on our commitment to help bridge the digital divide in Newfoundland and Labrador by bringing reliable 100% fibre-based high-speed connectivity and the best entertainment experience to the communities of Humber Village, Little Rapids and Bell Island.”

Rogers says once complete, services such as its Ignite Internet and Ignite TV will be available.