Residents and businesses to access the world's best broadband Internet technology
CLARINGTON, ON , May 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Municipality of Clarington and Bell today announced the rollout of the world's best Internet technology to more than 28,000 Clarington residences and businesses as Bell begins deployment of its all-fibre broadband network throughout the growing Durham Region centre.
Fully funded by Bell, the Clarington broadband network expansion is part of the communications company's fibre to the premises (FTTP) network expansion to more than 1.3 million homes and business locations in the GTA/905 region surrounding Toronto .
"The Municipality of Clarington is delighted to partner with Bell to extend this vital infrastructure to our community and support our residents, businesses and visitors," said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster . "This is a major initiative that has been years in the making, and we're very excited that our community will have access to state-of-the-art broadband connectivity, a service that is no longer a wish but rather a necessity."
Delivering symmetrical Internet access speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) now, Bell FTTP is the most advanced network technology of its kind, designed to ultimately deliver speeds of 40 Gbps and beyond in future. Bell fibre also powers the latest advances in Fibe TV, Alt TV and a broad range of business connectivity, managed services and data centre solutions.
"The Mayor and staff in Clarington have been instrumental in providing the access we need to roll out this major project as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Bruce Furlong , Bell's Vice President, Network. "Our productive partnership will provide Clarington with an essential smart city communications infrastructure to deliver the best connections now and into the future."
About the Municipality of Clarington
The Municipality of Clarington is a beautiful community that forms the eastern boundary of the Greater Toronto Area . Clarington is one of eight municipalities located in Durham Region. With a population of over 95 thousand people and growing, Clarington offers residents a blend of city living and rural charm. We are a large Municipality, covering an area of approximately 612 square kilometres. We have four major urban centres and 13 hamlets. Our residents enjoy waterfront trails alongside Lake Ontario , Greenbelt protected farmlands, and the natural beauty of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Clarington is a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Founded in 1880, Bell is the country's oldest and largest telecommunications provider and continues to lead the way in Canadian communications with a strategy of unparalleled investment in broadband network and service innovation.
Bell invests more than $4 billion each year in Canada's next-generation network infrastructure, delivering world-class fibre connections to the home and business, Canada's Best National Mobile Network, and the country's largest network of 28 state-of-the-art data hosting and cloud computing centres. Bell Media is Canada's premier content creation company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media.
The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let's Talk Day and provides significant funding for community care and access, research and workplace initiatives in every region.
To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
SOURCE Bell Canada
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