PUSLINCH – Standard Broadband Limited is expanding its fibre internet network in Puslinch.
The Canadian-based telecommunications carrier is currently installing fibre internet cable in the eastern portion of the township, near Morriston and Arkell.
“Standard Broadband is the only provider expanding its network in Puslinch,” said Mayor James Seeley in a May 27 press release.
“Access to reliable, high-speed internet is necessary for the success of our local businesses; our children’s education, and our residents’ everyday life.”
The Standard Broadband expansion project is expected to be complete by October.
Township officials say the municipality and its “citizen-driven” Puslinch high-speed internet committee “are committed to finding solutions to improve internet access in the township.”
The committee has engaged in research activities such as internet mapping, community outreach, feasibility studies, data collection and evaluation in order to support and encourage future internet service providers to invest in Puslinch.
“Unreliable internet service has been an issue in Puslinch for a long time,” stated Glenn James, chair of the high-speed internet committee.
“The installation of fibre internet cable by Standard Broadband is a big step in the right direction.
“We are dedicated to improving internet access in our community and want to encourage additional internet service providers to undertake similar work in the Township of Puslinch.”
Previously, the municipality hired Clearcable, a telecommunications consulting firm, to help develop strategies to expand high-speed internet networks in the area.
“The strategies developed by Clearcable and the township will support future provincial and federal internet service provider funding applications,” states the township release.
For more information on the Standard Broadband project visit standardbroadband.ca/puslinch.