Bell offers 3-Gbps internet service

Bell says it now offers symmetrical 3-Gbps internet services that it asserts are the fastest available from “any major provider in Canada.” The initial rollout targets parts of Toronto, with availability increasing to other service areas this year.

“I’m so proud that Bell is once again leading the way in delivering faster Internet speeds for our customers,” commented Blaik Kirby, group president, Consumer and Small and Medium Business. “With total speeds three times faster than cable, our customers can now get download speeds of 3 Gbps and upload speeds of 3 Gbps. We look forward to continuing to deliver the speed and reliability that our customers need so that they can do what they need to do online even faster.”

The new service comes as Bell embarks on a fiber to the premises (FTTP) expansion effort. The company expects to reach up to 900,000 more homes and businesses across much of Canada with FTTP this year. The deployments will wrap up a two-year effort that will see Bell spend almost CAN$10 billion on FTTP, 5G, and rural networks (for the FTTP portion, see “Bell plans CAN$1 billion for network deployment in next two years”). The outlay is in addition to the approximately $4 billion in capex Bell says it typically invests in broadband network infrastructure and expansion annually.

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