Thanks to funding from Bell Canada 1,000 homes in Palgrave and Inglewood will have access to high speed fibre before the end of 2021. This gives us a BIG BOOST towards our goal to Connect Caledon!
Bell expands pure fibre Internet access to Inglewood and Palgrave in Caledon
Rural broadband rollouts part of Bell’s accelerated capital investment program driving the growth of Canada’s next-generation broadband network infrastructure
CALEDON, ON, July 21, 2021 – Bell today announced the expansion of pure fibre Internet service to homes and businesses in the rural Ontario communities of Inglewood and Palgrave in Caledon. Part of Bell’s accelerated capital investment in national next-generation network infrastructure, the expansion program will bring all-fibre broadband access to approximately 1,000 rural locations in Caledon by the end of 2021.
Fully funded by Bell, these fast and high-capacity 100% fibre connections will deliver Internet download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and access to leading Bell services such as Fibe TV. Earlier this year, Bell announced an additional investment of $1.7 billion in capital over the next 2 years to accelerate the rollout of its broadband fibre, 5G and rural networks. Enabled by a positive investment climate reflecting government support for infrastructure development, this capital acceleration is in addition to the approximately $4 billion in capital Bell typically invests in broadband network infrastructure and expansion each year.
“Bridging the rural 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 even more rural households and commercial locations throughout the community of Caledon.”
“This is welcomed news for Caledon residents in the Inglewood and Palgrave communities; a big thank you to Bell Canada for funding this initiative and helping us move our broadband strategy further along,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.