Bell has announced the first phase of the launch of Gigabit Fibe, with Canada's fastest Internet service now available to approximately 1.3 million homes in locations across Québec and Ontario.
"The Bell team is dedicated to continued leadership in broadband networks and next-generation communications services, so we are very proud to introduce today the absolute fastest Internet speeds available to Canadian consumers," said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential Services. "Gigabit Fibe is tomorrow's technology, offering consumers the Internet access speeds that will enable them to take full advantage of online advancements into the future."
Bell Fibe Internet customers can upgrade to Gigabit Fibe for just $10 per month in a bundle. To learn more about all Fibe Internet pricing packages, including speed tiers of 15, 25, 50, 150, 300 and 940 Megabits per second, please visit Bell.ca/Fibe or Bell.ca/Internetpackages. Gigabit Fibe initially offers top speeds of up to 940 Mbps, increasing to 1000 Mpbs (1 Gigabit) or faster in 2016. You can also visit Bell.ca/Fibe to check if Gigabit Fibe is available in your area using your postal code or home phone number.
"Bell's Network team has been quickly expanding our fibre optic network in multiple cities and towns across eastern Canada, based both on consumer demand and support from municipalities in providing permits and other assistance for this massive investment in new Canadian communications infrastructure," said Stephen Howe, Bell's Chief Technology Officer. "Available to 1.3 million homes now, Gigabit Fibe will be available to a further 650,000 locations in the Atlantic provinces this fall and to 250,000 more in Québec and Ontario. By the end of the year, we'll have about 2.2 million homes covered with the fastest Internet service available in Canada."
In Ontario, Gigabit Fibe is available in parts of Brampton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton, Ottawa, Peterborough and some neighbourhoods in Toronto. In June, Bell announced a $1.14 billion investment to roll out fibre to more than 1 million homes and businesses across the City of Toronto, creating 2,400 direct jobs. Today, Gigabit Fibe is available to approximately 50,000 homes in the Toronto neighbourhoods of Regent Park, the Distillery District, Harbourfront and Willowdale.
The Gigabit Fibe footprint covers homes in communities across Québec, including Bell Canada's first full fibre centre, Québec City, as well as locations in Beloeil, Blainville, Chambly, Châteauguay, Gatineau, Joliette, La Prairie, Laval, Lévis, Magog, Repentigny, Saint-Constant, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Luc, Sherbrooke, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Sorel-Tracy, Terrebonne, Vaudreuil-Dorion and more than 85,000 homes in Montréal.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home, and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca.
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