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Cottage country communities getting high-speed internet

Bell expands service to 'year-round and seasonal residents' as part of 'campaign to extend broadband' to under-served communities
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BELL WIRELESS HOME INTERNET
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GRAVENHURST – Bell today announced the expansion of its Wireless Home Internet broadband service to several communities in the District of Muskoka and Haliburton County.

Now available to eligible residences in Bracebridge, Dorset, Gravenhurst, Port Sandfield and Windermere, high-speed Wireless Home Internet service will soon arrive in Bala, Baysville, Brackenrig, Carnarvon, Dwight, Honey Harbour, Huntsville, Milford Bay and Minden.

“We’re pleased to extend the innovative Wireless Home Internet service to year-round and seasonal residents alike in Ontario’s cottage country, part of Bell’s extensive campaign to bring broadband Internet access to smaller towns and rural communities,” said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business.

Wireless Home Internet service is delivered over Bell’s advanced LTE wireless network in the 3500 MHz spectrum band. The new 5G-capable technology is specifically designed to extend broadband communications to previously unserved or underserved communities.

To install Wireless Home Internet, Bell technicians place a small antenna outside a customer’s home that connects to the Bell LTE network. Customers also receive the advanced Bell Home Hub modem to provide fast Wi-Fi throughout the home.

Wireless Home Internet can also be bundled with Bell Satellite TV, offering more than 250 live and on demand channels on tablets, smartphones, laptops and big screens with the Bell Fibe TV app.

Now available in more than 60 communities in Ontario and Québec, Bell’s Wireless Home Internet service is expected to reach more than 200,000 additional households in 138 centres this year, eventually extending to 1.2 million households across seven provinces.

For more information about Wireless Home Internet, please visit Bell.ca/FastInternet.

About Bell

Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing advanced broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services throughout the country. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia 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. 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 significant Bell funding of community care and access, research and workplace leadership initiatives throughout the country. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

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