Bell announced on Thursday its pure fibre internet service will expand to roughly 44,000 more homes and businesses in Guelph, Ontario, by 2024.
The program is funded by Bell’s capital expenditure acceleration program and will bring download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and other services including Fibe TV.
“This is great news for Guelph. On behalf of the City, I want to thank Bell for this significant expansion, which will support fast and reliable Internet connections for our growing community. It will help us all stay connected to work, school, businesses, entertainment, and each other,” said Cam Guthrie, Mayor of Guelph, in a statement.
“We know that fast and reliable Internet connections are more important than ever. As part of our long-standing objective to connect Canadians in communities throughout Ontario and across our footprint, we’re proud to bring our pure fibre connections and world-leading Internet and TV services to more households and businesses in Guelph,” added Bruce Furlong, SVP Network, Bell, in a statement.
Bell says funding is from its capital expenditure program of nearly $10 billion, currently in its second year, to expand broadband fibre, 5G and rural networks.