NFTC Invests $1 Million in Haliburton to Expand High-Speed Network by 5 km and Introduce Wireless Service by June 2021

May 17, 2021

Haliburton, ON – NFTC is expanding the high-speed fibre network in Haliburton. Over 5 kilometres of new fibre will be deployed with up to an additional 500 new homes to be serviced with high-speed, using fibre to the home and NFTC’s newly deployed wireless services. Preparation and construction are already underway and NFTC expects to realize full deployment within 12 months. The first phase includes Silver Beach and residences along the shoreline of Kashagawigamog Lake.

"We're really excited to expand NFTC’s fibre network to residents and businesses in the Haliburton area," said Sandy Nuttall, Vice President at NFTC. "This year has shown us all the importance of staying connected, and we're thrilled to be able to bring the speed and reliability of fibre-to-the-home services to Silver Beach and Wigamog Rd. The residents and board of directors here at Silver Beach have been cooperative, supportive, and welcoming every step of the way.

“It has been incredibly helpful working with MP Jamie Schmale, who has consistently and persistently requested expansion of our high-speed network for local residents. His persistence has helped catapult NFTC’s $1,000,000 investment in Haliburton, ensuring that this project was considered urgent.

“Around Ontario, we have partnered with senior levels of government in the delivery of high-speed networks in rural areas. NFTC is honoured to be working with our provincial government, and works closely with Minister Scott’s department to provide high-speed services in rural areas. Thank you to Minister Scott for the continued leadership, bridging the digital divide between urban and rural broadband offerings.

“Municipally, Council & Staff have been incredible supporting the creation and expansion of high-speed networks throughout the area. NFTC certainly appreciates the hard work and effort that the entire team at Dysart et al provides each day working with our local construction and customer service team.

“The focus of my team and office is to ensure stronger services for local residents,” said Jamie Schmale, Member of Parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes. “On behalf of our community, I want to thank NFTC for this massive investment and not miss the opportunity to ask where they will expand high speed services to next. My team is looking forward to working with you in the future.”

Since its founding over 60 years ago, NFTC has expanded service to more than 35 rural communities across Ontario. In the county, NFTC currently offers fibre services to the Township of Minden Hills and Dysart et Al on existing fibre networks.