Over 2,800 residents and businesses in Flin Flon, Manitoba, are set to get all-fibre broadband connections from Bell MTS.
Bell MTS says Gigabit Internet speeds and Fibe TV will make its way to Flin Flon once fibre broadband is implemented, with construction slated to start in March 2020.
“Increasing reliable access to broadband is key to developing the economic potential of the north,” said Premier Brian Pallister, in a statement. “This investment in broadband services in Flin Flon and surrounding communities will not only provide economic benefits for the region but also improve the health and quality of life for residents of Northern Manitoba.”
“We’re proud to add Flin Flon to the growing number of Manitoba communities connected to the most advanced broadband Internet and TV services available in Canada,” said Dan McKeen, Vice Chair, Bell MTS & Western Canada, in a statement.
Fibre installations in Flin Flon will be fully funded by Bell MTS, joining other communities that already have direct fibre broadband, including Beausejour, Blumenort, Brandon, Carberry, Carman, Dauphin, Dugald, Gimli, Killarney, La Salle, Lorette, Minnedosa, Mitchell, Morden, Neepawa, Niverville, Oakbank, Selkirk, Steinbach, Stonewall, The Pas, Thompson, Winkler and Winnipeg.