Bell Canada announced that it is set to deliver the fastest Internet speeds in North America of any major provider. As announced previously this year, Bell is already the fastest of any major provider in the country with 3Gbps and is now introducing even faster symmetrical speeds of up to 8Gbps, the fastest of any speeds offered today by any major provider. With these speeds, and in select areas of Toronto, Bell pure fiber Internet will have download speeds five times faster than cable technology and upload speeds 250 times faster than cable technology. Bell also will bring Wi-Fi 6E in the home, the fastest Wi-Fi technology available, and when coupled with North America's fastest Internet speeds, is set to transform the at-home experience.
"We're thrilled to be launching North America's fastest Internet speeds and Wi-Fi technology. With download and upload speeds of up to 8 gigabits per second, and the availability of gigabit plus speeds with Wi-Fi 6E, we are making consuming content at home even better for our customers, allowing them to do more of what they want online, even faster." This is according to Blaik Kirby, Group President, Consumer and Small & Medium Business, Bell.
Many customers have multiple devices connected in their home, with each in frequent use throughout the day. Bell's unlimited pure fiber package will introduce a new Giga Hub modem with Wi-Fi 6E compatibility and gigabit plus speeds. Wi-Fi 6E is the next phase of Wi-Fi advancement, enabling faster speeds and lower latency when used with a compatible device and allows customers to work, learn, video chat, stream and game online on any or all of their household devices simultaneously.
Bell will roll out North America's fastest Internet speeds and Wi-Fi technology of any major provider to customers starting in September. 8Gbps speeds will be available starting in select Toronto areas, with more regions across the country to follow. The new Giga Hub enabling Wi-Fi 6E will be available for customers in Ontario and Québec starting this Fall and later expanding to other provinces.
Connecting more Canadians with the fastest Internet technology
Bell is undertaking its most aggressive fiber buildout ever in 2022, with plans to reach up to 900,000 more homes and businesses across much of Canada with direct fiber connections. This is part of Bell's historic two-year capital expenditure program of almost $10 billion, now in its second year, to accelerate the rollout of its broadband fiber, 5G and rural networks.
Last year, Bell was named the Best Gaming Internet provider among Canada's major providers in PCMag Best Gaming ISPs 2022 report.