Canadian Fiber Optics targets FTTH expansion in Alberta

Nov. 7, 2022
The services, offered under the Northern Lights Fiber (NLF) brand, will feature the fastest residential internet rates offered in rural Canada, CFOC asserts.

Alberta-based broadband services provider Canadian Fiber Optics Corp. (CFOC) says it plans to extend its fiber to the home (FTTH) footprint to High Prairie, Alberta. The services, offered under the Northern Lights Fiber (NLF) brand, will feature the fastest residential internet rates offered in rural Canada, CFOC asserts. The company also plans to offer services to local businesses.

"The town is excited to be working with Canadian Fiber Optics to have fiber installed to businesses and residents in High Prairie,” said High Prairie Mayor Brian Panasiuk. “This is a huge milestone as it will serve our community today and for generations to come with the high-speed connectivity needed to stay relevant in today's world. Having the speeds and bandwidth that fiber-optic cable offers will close the digital divide that exists between our town and the cities, plus open the door for future economic growth."

"The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for everyone to have access to reliable and affordable high-speed internet. In High Prairie, it has become apparent that good internet is not simply a want - but a need. We are thrilled and humbled to expand our network to High Prairie," added Co-founder and CEO of CFOC and NLF Arjen Kaput.

The deployment will be CFOC’s second in the province. The company also has agreed to build an FTTH network in Sturgeon County, starting with a pilot project in the southwest corner of the county. That initial roll out will include the hamlets of Villeneuve, Calahoo, and Riviere Que Barre; the Villeneuve Airport; and the Heritage and ProNorth Industrial Parks. CFOC also supplies services in the communities of Valleyview, Grande Cache, and Wembly. Service tiers include a symmetrical gigabit broadband offering.

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About the Author

Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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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