Clarington internet coverage hits 98 per cent

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Published July 7, 2021 at 7:36 pm

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Rural customers in Clarington can now surf the net almost anywhere, with Bell’s rollout of advanced broadband networks now reaching more than 30,000 homes in the municipality.

Bell has now reached more than 25,000 Clarington homes and businesses with all-fibre high-speed Internet connections, and 5,000 rural locations with Wireless Home Internet service.

Fully funded by Bell, the project will deliver direct fibre connections to approximately 5,000 more locations this year, including Bowmanville, Hampton, Kendal, Leskard, Newcastle and Orono, and Wireless Home Internet coverage to another 1,300 rural locations, increasing broadband coverage to approximately 98 per cent of Clarington residences and commercial locations.

Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster thanked Bell for their “significant investments” and said bringing direct fibre access and expanded wireless options will “increase the quality of life” for many residents.

“In 2021, access to reliable, high-speed broadband is a necessity and with 98 per cent coverage of our municipality, Clarington will be well on its way. “

Bell’s wireless home internet technology is specifically designed to bring high-speed Internet access to rural and remote locations that can’t be served with fibre connections.

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