TORONTO — Bell, a major Canadian telecommunications provider, announced that its fiber optic network is now on in Toronto, connecting most homes and business locations throughout Canada’s most populous city with fast internet technology, advanced television and media services, and business connectivity on a network built for the broadband future.
The $1.5 billion Toronto fiber project is part of Bell’s historic reinvention of its network footprint with next-generation broadband fiber connections. Bell fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service now delivers internet access speeds of up to 1 Gbps with symmetrical upload and downloads. Speeds will increase to at least 5 Gbps next year and ultimately to 40 Gbps and beyond in future.
Symmetrical Speeds up to 1 Gigabit
With FTTP capability, Bell offerd symmetrical internet speeds that are equally as fast whether you are downloading from the web or uploading to social media. Fully symmetrical speeds are available at all FTTP Internet speed tiers – 25, 50, 150 and 500 Mbps – up to a gigabit, where top upload speed is currently 940 Mbps. Uploads will increase to a full Gig next year when commercial modem technology catches up to fiber network capabilities in 2019.
Bell fiber also delivers the innovative Fiber TV service that has transformed the way Canadians watch television and made Bell the largest TV provider in the country. With superior picture quality, Fibe TV offers several exclusive features including the wireless Whole Home 4K PVR; the Fibe TV app, which enables full mobile control of the TV experience on the screen of your choice; Restart, which lets you restart shows in progress or from the past 30 hours; and Trending, which highlights the top TV shows in the country at any given time. Also enabled by Bell fibre, Alt TV is an innovative new way to watch television on multiple screens with no need for a TV set-top box or installation.
Manage Your Appointment App
Bell has hired thousands of new field technicians to connect fiber and business fiber services in Toronto and other Bell fiber cities. With enhanced technician training and new tools such as the Manage Your Appointment app, which provides customers real-time install information including details on dispatched technicians and their estimated arrival time.
Across the four Atlantic provinces, Québec, Ontario and Manitoba, Bell now serves more than 9.2 million homes and business locations with fiber to the neighborhood, and over 3.7 million locations with FTTP connections — a total expected to grow to 4.5 million by the end of this year.
Bell Fiber Cities
Bell fiber cities now include St. John’s, Gander, Summerside, Charlottetown, Halifax, Sydney, Moncton and Fredericton in Atlantic Canada, Québec City, Trois-Rivières, Saint-Jérôme and Gatineau in Québec, Cornwall, Kingston, Toronto, North Bay and Sudbury in Ontario, and Steinbach and The Pas in Manitoba, with major new locations to be announced in 2018. Bell unveiled its Montréal fiber project in 2017 and last month announced plans to expand direct fibre connections throughout the GTA/905 region surrounding Toronto and extending to the US border.
Bell invests more than $4 billion each year in Canada’s next-generation network infrastructure, delivering world-class fiber connections to the home and business, Canada’s Best National Mobile Network, and the country’s largest network of 28 state-of-the-art data hosting and cloud computing centers. Bell Media has assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media.
To learn more about the Toronto all-fiber network, please visit www.Bell.ca/Toronto.