Local broadband rollouts part of Bell’s accelerated capital investment program driving the growth of Canada’s next-generation broadband network infrastructure
OSHAWA, ON, September 14, 2021 – Bell today announced a major milestone in its expansion of pure fibre Internet service to homes and businesses in urban and rural areas of Oshawa. As part of its accelerated capital investment in national next-generation network infrastructure, Bell has now reached more than 44,000 Oshawa locations with all-fibre broadband access. The expansion program will bring direct-fibre network connections to an additional 10,000 locations by the end of 2021.
Today’s announcement brings Bell’s $100 million investment to deliver direct fibre network connections to approximately 60,000 homes and business locations in Oshawa close to completion.
“Bridging the digital divide is a priority for Bell as we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world,” said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business. “We’re proud to bring our pure fibre connections and world-leading Internet and TV services to households and commercial locations in Oshawa as part of this historic network acceleration program.”
“The City of Oshawa celebrates Bell’s announcement that will see all-fibre Internet access expanded, reaching 54,000 business and household Oshawa locations by the end of this year,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “Bell’s $100 million investment in pure fibre Internet supports the mandate of the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force and the full recovery of the local economy, and brings enhanced broadband access to even more Oshawa businesses and residents.”
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