Bell is a Canadian communications company, providing advanced broadband wireless, TV, Internet, media and business communication services throughout the country.
Bell fibre expansion in Guelph
In 2021, Bell Canada approached the City with plans to bring fibre to more customers. In addition to 10,000 homes and businesses that have access to fibre, Bell will be bringing fibre to approximately 15,000 additional homes and businesses per year, over the next three years.
In 2022, Bell connected 10,000 homes to their fibre service. With a somewhat favourable winter, Bell’s contractors started earlier than expected and in Q1 of 2023, they have already connected 1,000 more homes. They anticipate connecting another 19,000 homes in 2023 for a total of 29,000 by year-end. Bell’s goal is to connect 35,000 homes in total by the end of 2024.
Fully funded by Bell, this broadband expansion program will provide fast and high-capacity 100 per cent fibre connections with Internet download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and access to leading Bell services such as Fibe TV.
This work supports Guelph’s economy through improved connectivity for businesses and residents throughout the city.
The City and Bell have signed a Municipal Access Agreement which outlines the terms and conditions under which Bell is permitted to construct, maintain, and operate its infrastructure in the municipal rights-of-way. Presently the parties that are managed under utility coordination are Bell Canada, Rogers, Hydro-One telecom, Enbridge Gas, Alectra Utilities, and Internet Access Solutions.
Impact to residents
Access to residents’ homes is not required. The work is planned within the municipal right of way, including the boulevard and sidewalk areas. If there is a need for work beyond that, residents will be contacted.
There should be no internet service disruptions during construction.
Rest assured that once work is complete, Bell will return neighbourhoods to the way they were before construction began as soon as weather permits.
There are no plans to remove trees during this work.
For more information
Please contact Telecon, who is working on behalf of Bell, at 1-833-386-8227 or [email protected]