Bell Canada announces largest digital investment in Hamilton

News Jan 23, 2020 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

Bell Canada is reaching out and touching the City of Hamilton to the tune of about $400 million, the largest digital infrastructure investment in the city's history.

The company announced Jan. 23 it will be investing the money to expand broadband internet access in urban and rural areas of Hamilton.

“I think you will be very impressed with one of our service providers,” Mayor Fred Eisenberger said recently. “It’s a pretty significant investment.”

The project was conducted by Eisenberger’s Intelligent Community Task Force as part of the city’s efforts to boost the community’s digital infrastructure.

Over the next five years, Bell Canada will install fibre network connections to more than 200,000 homes and business locations throughout Hamilton, including business parks, commercial areas, and within urban and rural areas. The cost to taxpayers will be nothing, officials said.

Bell Canada states residents will be able to access up to 1.5 gigabits per second through the new service. The company will also expand high-speed Bill Wireless Home Internet service to about 8,000 homes in Hamilton’s rural areas.

Nathan Gibson, senior manager communications for Bell Canada, said installation has already started in Ancaster and a number of other neighbourhoods in Hamilton.

He said the company will also provide expanded broadband access to Dundas, Stoney Creek, Waterdown and Mount Hope.

“In areas where fibre will be installed underground, residents can expect some minor construction work for a short time in their neighbourhood,” he said.

Over the years, broadband internet access has been a constant complaint in rural areas of Hamilton.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has urged the federal government to expand broadband service for rural and remote parts of the province. In a submission to the federal government’s 2019 prebudget consultation, the OFA asked the federal government to invest in rural internet expansion at a cost of about $100 million per year.

The federal government in 2016 committed to spending $500 million to bring broadband internet access to 300 rural and remote communities by 2021 through the "Connect to Innovate" program.

Bell Canada to invest $400 million to expand internet service across Hamilton

News Jan 23, 2020 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

Bell Canada is reaching out and touching the City of Hamilton to the tune of about $400 million, the largest digital infrastructure investment in the city's history.

The company announced Jan. 23 it will be investing the money to expand broadband internet access in urban and rural areas of Hamilton.

“I think you will be very impressed with one of our service providers,” Mayor Fred Eisenberger said recently. “It’s a pretty significant investment.”

The project was conducted by Eisenberger’s Intelligent Community Task Force as part of the city’s efforts to boost the community’s digital infrastructure.

Over the next five years, Bell Canada will install fibre network connections to more than 200,000 homes and business locations throughout Hamilton, including business parks, commercial areas, and within urban and rural areas. The cost to taxpayers will be nothing, officials said.

Bell Canada states residents will be able to access up to 1.5 gigabits per second through the new service. The company will also expand high-speed Bill Wireless Home Internet service to about 8,000 homes in Hamilton’s rural areas.

Nathan Gibson, senior manager communications for Bell Canada, said installation has already started in Ancaster and a number of other neighbourhoods in Hamilton.

He said the company will also provide expanded broadband access to Dundas, Stoney Creek, Waterdown and Mount Hope.

“In areas where fibre will be installed underground, residents can expect some minor construction work for a short time in their neighbourhood,” he said.

Over the years, broadband internet access has been a constant complaint in rural areas of Hamilton.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has urged the federal government to expand broadband service for rural and remote parts of the province. In a submission to the federal government’s 2019 prebudget consultation, the OFA asked the federal government to invest in rural internet expansion at a cost of about $100 million per year.

The federal government in 2016 committed to spending $500 million to bring broadband internet access to 300 rural and remote communities by 2021 through the "Connect to Innovate" program.

Bell Canada to invest $400 million to expand internet service across Hamilton

News Jan 23, 2020 by Kevin Werner Ancaster News

Bell Canada is reaching out and touching the City of Hamilton to the tune of about $400 million, the largest digital infrastructure investment in the city's history.

The company announced Jan. 23 it will be investing the money to expand broadband internet access in urban and rural areas of Hamilton.

“I think you will be very impressed with one of our service providers,” Mayor Fred Eisenberger said recently. “It’s a pretty significant investment.”

The project was conducted by Eisenberger’s Intelligent Community Task Force as part of the city’s efforts to boost the community’s digital infrastructure.

Over the next five years, Bell Canada will install fibre network connections to more than 200,000 homes and business locations throughout Hamilton, including business parks, commercial areas, and within urban and rural areas. The cost to taxpayers will be nothing, officials said.

Bell Canada states residents will be able to access up to 1.5 gigabits per second through the new service. The company will also expand high-speed Bill Wireless Home Internet service to about 8,000 homes in Hamilton’s rural areas.

Nathan Gibson, senior manager communications for Bell Canada, said installation has already started in Ancaster and a number of other neighbourhoods in Hamilton.

He said the company will also provide expanded broadband access to Dundas, Stoney Creek, Waterdown and Mount Hope.

“In areas where fibre will be installed underground, residents can expect some minor construction work for a short time in their neighbourhood,” he said.

Over the years, broadband internet access has been a constant complaint in rural areas of Hamilton.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has urged the federal government to expand broadband service for rural and remote parts of the province. In a submission to the federal government’s 2019 prebudget consultation, the OFA asked the federal government to invest in rural internet expansion at a cost of about $100 million per year.

The federal government in 2016 committed to spending $500 million to bring broadband internet access to 300 rural and remote communities by 2021 through the "Connect to Innovate" program.