The Town of Amherstburg is excited to announce that citizens will no longer have to fiddle with unreliable and slow internet connections. Bell Canada has announced a $12 Million Dollar investment in the town in which will include a fibre connection to every home and business within the towns border.
Fibre optic Internet is an Internet connection that transfers data fully or partially via fibre optic cables. “Fibre” refers to the thin glass wires inside the larger protective cable. “Optic” refers to the way the type of data transferred – light signals. An Internet connection using fibre optic cables is an Internet connection in which data is delivered in light signals via small, flexible glass wires. While your fibre-optic connection won’t deliver data quite as fast as the speed of light itself due to the signal bouncing around the wire many times on the way to its destination, it’ll still be very fast and a great improvement on what is currently available to residents.
In 18-24 months the entire town will be connected with fibre optic internet. Slow speeds have been a provincial and national struggle for many years and while the Government has mandated a 50 megabyte minimum, Amherstburg is now ahead of most municipalities. It’s been the mayor’s priority to ensure that all residents of the town, from corner-to-corner, have access to the best technology possible and fibre internet is a great start. This new addition will hopefully draw in more young families and entrepreneurs looking for a place to live that offers high-speed internet access among other small town amenities.
Check out the video above to see Dan’s chat with Amherstburg Mayor Aldo DiCarlo & Town CAO John Miceli about the exciting announcement.