Rogers announced on Thursday it will expand its fibre network in McQuade, New Brunswick, as part of a $1.5 million investment.
The company says the expansion will connect 320 homes and businesses to its fibre internet, as the latter will expand across 30 kilometres along Route 490 near McQuade, New Brunswick.
“Now more than ever before, investments in broadband network infrastructure make a meaningful difference in people’s lives allowing them to participate in the workforce, remote learning, access telehealth services, support local businesses and stay in touch with loved ones,” said Matt MacLellan, President of the Atlantic region at Rogers, in an issued statement. “We are proud to be moving ahead with this project and to continue building on our expansion efforts to connect more towns and communities across New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.”
Daniel Allain, Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform and MLA for Moncton East, added, “We know some areas of the province don’t have reliable Internet service and this expansion is welcome news.”
Rogers says construction is expected to be complete by end of 2022.