By Sarah Klein
Bell MTS will expand its communications infrastructure in Manitoba’s north to bring fibre Internet and TV to Churchill.
The company will spend $1 billion over five years to expand broadband communications across the province, with major service improvements in the northern community.
“The upgrade to world-class broadband services will be a welcome and much-needed addition to our community,” said Michael Spence, mayor of Churchill.
“This innovative and critical piece of infrastructure will greatly enhance tourism, support regional health care, and provide additional supports for our young people through education and expanded research. In addition, the upgraded technology will support future opportunities for Canada’s only Arctic Seaport.”
The lightning-fast communication will greatly benefit the region’s growing international tourism industry, the company said, providing high-speed connections for Churchill resorts, hotels and lodges.