Bell’s high-speed Wireless Home Internet (WHI) service has been launched in rural Atlantic Canada, which will bring internet access to approximately 70,000 households by the end of 2020 and a total of 200,000 locations over the next 2 years.
Bell’s WHI service will be available to nearly 68,000 residences in New Brunswick, 86,000 in Nova Scotia, 27,000 in Prince Edward Island, and 15,000 in Newfoundland and Labrador. The WHI service has also recently been enhanced to deliver 50/10 access speeds, which will be available to about 70% of connected homes.
“Bell Wireless Home Internet has made a positive difference for many Canadians living in rural and other underserved communities, and we’re proud to bring this unique service to the Atlantic provinces,” said Glen LeBlanc, Bell’s Vice Chair, Atlantic.
“Access to high-speed Internet is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity – one that’s become increasingly important due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “The expansion of Bell’s Wireless Home Internet service will help Canadians in rural Atlantic communities get connected faster, better and easier to run their businesses, pursue educational opportunities and participate in the digital economy.”
Delivered over Bell’s advanced LTE wireless network, WHI operates on a dedicated fixed wireless LTE channel separate from the mobile LTE channel, ensuring consistent capacity and speed for both fixed and mobile customers.