Rogers is expanding its cable network to bring high-speed Internet to Garafraxa Woods in Dufferin County, Ontario.
The carrier is operating the project in partnership with Southwestern Integrated Fiber Technology (SWIFT) and the Governments of Canada and Ontario.
Through a joint $ 690,000 investment, Rogers plans to build 5 kilometers of fiber optic cable to bring services to 108 homes in the area, which currently have limited access to high-speed Internet.
Rogers says its fiber network can deliver at gigabit speeds and supports increased speeds as technology and services evolve. Construction on the project will begin early next year and services will be available in the fall 2021.
“Rural connectivity is never important, especially as Canadians live and work from anywhere,” said Eric Bruno, Rogers’ senior vice president of 5G, content and connected home products. Press release.
It should be noted that this is the second project that Rogers has provided to provide his services to more residents across the province. Earlier this year, Rogers and SWIFT jointly announced 6 7.6 million investment To build a fiber optic cable network in Norfolk County.
The project aims to serve more than 2,100 homes and businesses in the county. Construction on the project began in July and is expected to be completed by 2021.