Rural broadband provider Xplornet has announced Metro Loop’s gigabit internet has expanded in Haldimand County in Ontario, now reaching 6,500 homes and businesses.
The Metro Loop fibre-to-the-home project launched in April of this year, to install over 600 kilometres of fibre optic cable to over 19,000 homes and businesses, over the next two years in Haldimand County, which is located 45 minutes south of Hamilton.
“Xplornet has been making significant private financial investment to expand our fibre optics network across rural Ontario and we are delighted that we are now offering fibre-to-the-home service, with broadband plans with speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, to over 6,500 residents and businesses in Haldimand”, said Allison Lenehan, Chief Executive Officer and President of Xplornet Communications Inc., in a statement.
Other fibre-to-the-home projects by Xplornet were recently announced for Grey, Bruce and Brant Counties. Xplornet says over the next five years, it will be investing $500 million to expand its fibre optic and 5G wireless networks across rural parts of Canada.
Rural Canadians tired of waiting for fibre expansion can also sign up for Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service, now available in Canada in beta form.