Bell offers 3-Gbps internet service

April 11, 2022
Bell says it now offers symmetrical 3-Gbps internet services that it asserts are the fastest available from “any major provider in Canada.”

Bell says it now offers symmetrical 3-Gbps internet services that it asserts are the fastest available from “any major provider in Canada.” The initial rollout targets parts of Toronto, with availability increasing to other service areas this year.

"I'm so proud that Bell is once again leading the way in delivering faster Internet speeds for our customers,” commented Blaik Kirby, group president, Consumer and Small and Medium Business. “With total speeds three times faster than cable, our customers can now get download speeds of 3 Gbps and upload speeds of 3 Gbps. We look forward to continuing to deliver the speed and reliability that our customers need so that they can do what they need to do online even faster."

The new service comes as Bell embarks on a fiber to the premises (FTTP) expansion effort. The company expects to reach up to 900,000 more homes and businesses across much of Canada with FTTP this year. The deployments will wrap up a two-year effort that will see Bell spend almost CAN$10 billion on FTTP, 5G, and rural networks (for the FTTP portion, see "Bell plans CAN$1 billion for network deployment in next two years"). The outlay is in addition to the approximately $4 billion in capex Bell says it typically invests in broadband network infrastructure and expansion annually.

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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