Xplornet announced on Monday it will be deploying its Fibre-to-the-Home high speed internet to over 23,000 homes and businesses in rural Quebec.
The company says 7 of its projects were selected by the Quebec government, and the rollout will happen by September 30, 2022, part of Operation Haute Vitesse.
“As a pioneer in the deployment of world-class broadband services to rural Canadians, Xplornet is looking forward to deploying more than 3,200 kilometres of fibre to rural communities in Quebec and providing Fibre-To-The-Home high speed internet services to tens of thousands of Quebec homes and businesses”, said Allison Lenehan, President and CEO of Xplornet, in a statement.
The province of Quebec will spend $84.4 million for the new fibre broadband network, which will offer up to 1 Gbps download speeds.
“This is a historic moment for our regional economic development,” said Charles Beaudet, Xplornet’s Vice President, Quebec, in a statement. “Access to high-speed Internet services in rural and remote areas of Quebec has never been more important. These investments will promote sustainable job creation and economic dynamism in rural Quebec, benefitting all of Quebec. We are eager to start working on these projects.”
Construction will start in the coming weeks and is expected to complete by September 2022.
Lately, we’ve seen some more announcements from internet service providers fast-tracking rural internet rollouts, which may be caused by SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet, which is now available for sign up.