NFTC and SWIFT Announce Broadband Expansion Plans For Middlesex County

March 15, 2021

North Frontenac Telephone Company (NFTC) will receive funding to deploy fibre-optic cabling along more than 16 kilometres of underserviced roadway within the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex. The $1.5 million fibre-to-the-home network will deliver high-speed connectivity to 75 households and businesses by early 2022.

“NFTC is pleased to continue it’s investment in Middlesex County which started over two years ago. This build will add an additional 20 km of fibre optic networks within the County. Reliable high-speed connectivity has become critically important to communities. Fibre optic networks allow residents the ability to work from home, participate in remote learning and leverage new technologies for smart homes and security monitoring. Through the course of the pandemic we have experienced significant increases in the demand for high speed internet. NFTC’s fibre optic networks provide the connectivity that residents require now as well as ensuring that network capacities can be efficiently scaled to accommodate the ever increasing demand for internet bandwidth in the future. This scalability is essential for communities to be able to continue to grow in the modern economy. For well over sixty years, NFTC has provided telecommunication services to rural Ontario subscribers. We are proud to partner with SWIFT and Middlesex County to continue our commitment to bringing high speed broadband and telecommunication services to rural Ontario.” – Grant Roughley, Vice President, NFTC

Click here to read the full news release from SWIFT.