NFTC and SWIFT Announce Broadband Expansion Plans For Waterloo Region

December 21, 2020

North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Limited (NFTC) has been awarded funding to support two fibre-to-the-home projects. The newly awarded projects will collectively service 103 kilometres of rural roadway throughout the Townships of Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot to bring high-speed internet to 647 homes and businesses. The projects represent a collective total investment of approximately $9.2 million and will be completed with service available by mid-2022.

“NFTC is very pleased to continue our on-going investment in building fibre optic networks in Waterloo Region. The events of this past year have highlighted the importance of bridging the digital divide between rural and urban areas when it comes to internet access.  For well over sixty years, NFTC has provided telecommunication services to rural Ontario subscribers. We are very familiar with the challenges of expanding high speed broadband services in lower populated areas. NFTC is proud to be able to partner with SWIFT to add over 103km of additional fibre networks in Waterloo Region.”– Grant Roughley, Vice President, NFTC

Click here to read the full news release from SWIFT.