According to the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Bell Canada has announced a $40 million investment that will make Kingston the first city in Ontario, and second only to Quebec City in the nation, to be receiving Bell Canada’s Fibe system to the home.
According to Bell Canada’s website, the premium Fibe 175 package allows for 175 Mbps upload and download speeds with 300 Gb total monthly bandwidth. That would enable users to download a 4 GB HD movie in about 3 minutes, a 600 MB HD TV show in less than 30 seconds, and a 40 MB music album in just 2 seconds.
“I am happy to welcome this investment to our local community today”, said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. “As a Top 7 Intelligent Community for 2014, Kingston wants to continue to be on the forefront of innovation and sustainability. The creation of this new broadband network by Bell is another step in getting us there, and enables us to compete in the global economy by developing innovative products and services.”
According to a media release, Kingston will join Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, and other centres in Ontario and Québec in the fast-growing Bell Fibe footprint, which is expected to surpass more than 5 million households covered by the end of 2014.
“That Kingston is the second city in the country chosen by Bell Canada to deploy new broadband fibre optic technology directly to homes and businesses further underlines that Kingston is one of the best places in which to live, work and do business,” said Jeff Garrah, Chief Executive Officer, Kingston Economic Development Corporation. “Kingston companies and residents will have access to the most innovative and advanced network technology available. Bell’s significant investment and commitment to creation of new jobs is great news for Kingston.
For more information about Bell Canada’s Fibe packages, check out their website here.
— KEDCO (@KingstonEcDev) May 22, 2014
Image: Bell Internet