Bell dedicates $854 million to bring broadband fibre internet to Montreal

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Bell parent company BCE recently announced its investment of $854 million to bring broadband Fibre internet to Montreal businesses and communities.

Upon bringing fibre internet to Montreal, Bell has committed to create approximately 2,700 jobs and $2.2 billion in economic activity. These estimates are based on previous infrastructure projects in the city of Toronto and other urban centres. In addition, Bell will install direct fibre links to 1.1 million residences and business locations.

This makes this initiative one of Bell’s largest infrastructure projects coordinated with the City of Montreal, which will also make Quebec one of the most comprehensively connected North American jurisdictions.

“Our plan to directly connect more than a million homes and businesses here with the fastest broadband fibre technology will ensure Montréal’s place at the forefront of global Smart Cities. Bell’s leadership in next-generation networks has transformed our company into the growth leader in broadband Internet, TV and wireless,” said George Cope, president and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada, in a statement.

This expansion will install more than 7,000km of new fibre and will also see 25 central offices updated across Montreal. The city joins several other Quebec regions that have been equipped with fibre technology, among which included Quebec City. Bell originally launched its broadband fibre technology in Quebec City in 2012, which marked its first full fibre deployment.

By the end of 2017, Bell says approximately 40 percent of homes and businesses in Quebec will receive Bell’s fibre technology.

Source: BCE