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Bell boosts Fibe Internet top speed to an industry-leading 1.5 Gigabits per second

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Bell boosts Fibe Internet top speed to an industry-leading 1.5 Gigabits per second

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Canada's #1 Internet provider delivers the fastest access speed available to consumers

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's fastest Internet just got better with Bell's announcement today of an increase in Fibe Internet access speeds to 1.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps), the fastest access speed to the home available in Canada.

"Bell Fibe brought Gigabit Internet speeds to Canada in 2015, and we're proud to leverage the world's best network technology to take Fibe even further with a new top speed of 1.5 Gbps for our home and small-business customers," said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business. "Bell is already ranked as Canada's fastest Internet provider, and we continue to lead the way in network innovation. Enabling broad consumer access to the fastest Internet speeds as well as Canada's overall competitiveness in communications on the world stage, our latest Fibe speed advancement is another step forward in the ongoing evolution of Canada's broadband infrastructure."

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 fibre to the premises (FTTP) network and leveraging the powerful Home Hub 3000 modem/router already used by most Bell FTTP customers, the enhanced Internet service offers download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and uploads of up to 940 Megabits per second (Mbps).

For full pricing and service details, please visit Bell.ca.

Canada's fastest Internet provider
In PCMag's The Fastest ISPs of 2018: Canada report in June, Bell delivered the highest overall Internet speed index ever recorded in Canada by the magazine and scored more than 30% higher than our nearest competitor. Atlantic Canada's Bell Aliant took second place in the national ranking while Manitoba's Bell MTS moved into the top 10 for the first time (Bell MTS was created following Bell's acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services last year).

Bell's rapidly expanding broadband fibre network is Canada's most extensive, covering a total of 9.5 million homes and businesses in 7 provinces – including more than 4.2 million locations served by direct FTTP connections. In addition to Canada's fastest Internet, Bell fibre connections also drive service innovations like Bell Whole Home Wi-Fi, which brings the smartest and fastest Internet access to every room of the home, and the latest advances in television with Fibe TV and Alt TV.

Investing more than $4 billion each year in Canada's next-generation networks, Bell delivers world-class fibre connections for residential and business customers, Canada's Best National Mobile Network with Bell LTE, the country's largest network of state-of-the-art data hosting and cloud computing centres, and leadership in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. Bell Media is Canada's premier content creation company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media.

Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. ((TSX, NYSE:BCE). To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca. The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let's Talk Day and provides significant funding for community care and access, research and workplace initiatives in every region of the country. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

Media inquiries:

Nathan Gibson
905-614-9596
nathan.gibson@bell.ca
@Bell_News

Investor inquiries:

Thane Fotopoulos
514-870-4619
thane.fotopoulos@bell.ca

 

SOURCE Bell Canada

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