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Bell Announces Expansion of its Rural Broadband Program with Enhanced Speeds

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Bell has today announced the expansion of its Wireless Home Internet (WHI) rollout in rural Canada, with an aim to reach additional 80,000 homes by the end of 2020. The carrier has also announced that its enhanced 50/10 internet speeds will now be available to 350,000 homes.

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Bell’s innovative WHI service leverages Bell’s fibre and wireless networks to efficiently deliver broadband Internet access to smaller towns, rural communities, and other hard-to-reach locations.

“Bell’s Wireless Home Internet has been a game changer for Canadians in rural communities, bringing full broadband Internet access to traditionally underserved areas and regions previously unserved by any carrier,” said Mirko Bibic, President and CEO of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada.

“We built WHI specifically to meet the needs of communities that have been tough to serve with traditional wireline and wireless connections, including the capacity for future upgrades that capitalize on innovations in 5G wireless as necessary spectrum becomes available,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Chief Technology Officer.

WHI is already available to approximately 400,000 households in Ontario and Québec and is expected to ultimately reach a million homes in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, and Manitoba.

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