Fibre-to-the-Home services coming to PEI in 2011

Bell Aliant announced this week it will spend $20 million in order to bring a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to approximately 30,000 homes and businesses in Charlottetown and Summerside Prince Edward Island by the end of 2011.

FTTH connectivity is notable because it allows telecommunications providers to offer numerous services such as high definition television along with very fast internet speeds.

Bell expects to offer its FTTH service, called FibreOP, to customers in Charlottetown beginning in early spring and available to residents of Summerside by mid-2011.

The investment in PEI is part of Bell Aliant’s almost half billion dollar investment in fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) which is now expected to reach more than 600,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2012.

According to a recent study by the Fiber-to-the-Home Council, the number of North American homes passed by FTTH networks is about 20 million with about six and half million of those homes being FTTH subscribers.

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2 Responses to “Fibre-to-the-Home services coming to PEI in 2011”
  1. mattbg says:

    Why? It is a province in decline.