Bell brings 1.5 Gbps to residential and small business market

Canadian operator Bell just boosted the top speed of its Fibe Internet access network to 1.5 Gbps. Fibe Internet is the company’s offering for consumer and small business users. The new service, which Bell is touting as the fastest available to Canadian residential customers, is an upgrade from the organization’s Gigabit Fibe service deployed in 2015. It is part of the roadmap announced by Bell in April, which will eventually lead to 5-Gbps services by 2019.

Canadian operator Bell just boosted the top speed of its Fibe Internet access network to 1.5 Gbps. Fibe Internet is the company’s offering for consumer and small business users. The new service, which Bell is touting as the fastest available to Canadian residential customers, is an upgrade from the organization’s Gigabit Fibe service deployed in 2015. It is part of the roadmap announced by Bell in April, which will eventually lead to 5-Gbps services by 2019.

Unlimited Fibe 1.5 Gbps service is now available in Ontario with rollouts to Québec, the Atlantic provinces and Manitoba to follow. Delivered over Bell's fiber to the premises (FTTP) network and leveraging its Home Hub 3000 modem/router, the enhanced Internet service offers download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and uploads of up to 940 Mbps.

Bell's broadband fiber network serves 9.5 million homes and businesses across seven provinces¾including more than 4.2 million locations served by direct FTTP connections.

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