Bell introduces the fastest Internet speeds of any major provider in Canada

Apr 6, 2022

Features download speeds of 3 gigabits per second, upload speeds of 3 gigabits per second and total speeds 3 times faster than cable

TORONTO, April 6, 2022 /CNW/ - Bell today introduced the fastest Internet speeds of any major provider in Canada, with total speeds three times faster than cable. Bell pure fibre Internet service now offers download speeds of 3 Gbps (gigabits per second) as well as upload speeds of 3 Gbps, providing that faster experience while working or learning from home, playing games or sharing videos with the upload speeds that cable cannot deliver.

"I'm so proud that Bell is once again leading the way in delivering faster Internet speeds for our customers. With total speeds three times faster than cable, our customers can now get download speeds of 3 gigabits per second and upload speeds of 3 gigabits per second. We look forward to continuing to deliver the speed and reliability that our customers need so that they can do what they need to do online even faster."

-       Blaik Kirby, Group President, Consumer and Small and Medium Business

Many customers have multiple devices connected throughout the home and in use at the same time. Bell's unlimited pure fibre package comes with the Home Hub 4000 with Wi-Fi 6, the latest Wi-Fi technology on the market. Wi-Fi 6 enables customers to stream, share, learn, work from home, conduct video calls, game and do everything they need to do on their devices simultaneously, without sacrificing speed and performance.

Unlimited pure fibre 3 gigabits per second is now available in eligible areas of Toronto and will soon roll out in more regions across the country. For full details, please visit Bell.ca/fastertotalspeed

Quick facts

  • Bell pure fibre now has 3 times faster total speeds than cable with download speeds of 3 Gbps and upload speeds of 3 Gbps
  • Bell is the first major Internet service provider to offer 3 Gbps in Canada
  • 3 gigabits per second pure fibre Internet available now in most areas of Toronto

Connecting more Canadians with the fastest ranked Internet service

Bell is undertaking its most aggressive fibre buildout ever in 2022, with plans to reach up to 900,000 more homes and businesses across much of Canada with direct fibre 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 fibre, 5G and rural networks. This capital acceleration is in addition to the approximately $4 billion in capital expenditures Bell typically invests in broadband network infrastructure and expansion each year.

Last year, Bell was named the Best Gaming Internet provider among Canada's major providers in PCMag Best Gaming ISPs 2022 report. This award is in addition to its ranking as fastest major Internet provider in Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada according to the PCMag Fastest ISPs 2021 Canada report.

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing advanced broadband wireless, TV, Internet, media and business communication services throughout the country. Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca.

Through Bell for Better, we are investing to create a better today and a better tomorrow by supporting the social and economic prosperity of our communities with a commitment to the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. This includes the Bell Let's Talk initiative, which 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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Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking statements, including statements relating to our network deployment plans and anticipated capital expenditures as well as the benefits expected to result therefrom, including our two-year increased capital expenditure acceleration program for the deployment of our broadband fibre, 5G and rural networks, our business outlook, objectives, plans and strategic priorities, and other statements that are not historical facts. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of applicable Canadian securities laws and of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on several assumptions which give rise to the possibility that actual results or events could differ materially from our expectations. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or events, and we caution you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release describe our expectations at the date of this news release and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this news release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Our network deployment plans and anticipated capital expenditures and the benefits expected to result therefrom are subject to risks and, accordingly, there can be no assurance that our network deployment plans will be completed, that our anticipated capital expenditures will be made or that the benefits expected to result therefrom will be realized. The completion of our network deployment plans assumes, among others, the availability of sufficient equipment, labour and capital and the value of our planned capital expenditures assumes our ability to access or generate the necessary sources of capital. However, there can be no certainty that the required  equipment, labour and sources of capital will be available with the result that our actual network deployments and capital expenditures could materially differ from current expectations. For additional information on assumptions and risks underlying certain of our forward-looking statements made in this news release, please consult BCE Inc.'s (BCE) 2021 Annual MD&A dated March 3, 2022 and BCE's news release dated February 3, 2022 announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021, filed by BCE with the Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities (available at Sedar.com) and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at SEC.gov). These documents are also available at BCE.ca.

SOURCE Bell Canada