Bell launches 3 gigabit Internet service in Quebec

Download speeds of 3 gigabits per second, upload speeds of 3 gigabits per second, now available in Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, June 15, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Today in Quebec, Bell launched the fastest Internet speeds ever seen in Quebec. Bell’s pure fiber Internet service now offers 3 Gbps (gigabits per second) download speeds, as well as 3 Gbps upload speeds, providing a faster experience while working or learning from home , and doing the things you love most, with download and upload speeds that cable can’t provide.

Download speeds of 3 gigabits per second, upload speeds of 3 gigabits per second, now available in Quebec (CNW Group/Bell Canada)

“Ten years ago, Quebec City was the first city in Quebec to have access to fibre-to-the-home technology from Bell, and today Bell is proud to offer its citizens the fastest speeds in Quebec. Our customers can now get download speeds of 3 gigabits per second, 2 times faster than cable, and upload speeds of 3 gigabits per second, 30 times faster than cable. We look forward to continuing to deliver the speed and reliability our customers need so they can do what they need to do online even faster.”

Karine Mosesvice-president of Bell, Quebec

Many customers have multiple devices connected throughout the home and in use at the same time. Bell’s Pure Fiber Unlimited plan includes the Home Hub 4000 with Wi-Fi 6, the latest Wi-Fi technology on the market. Wi-Fi 6 lets customers stream, share, learn, work from home, video call, game, and do whatever else they need on their devices simultaneously, without sacrificing speed and performances.

Unlimited 3 gigabits per second pure fiber is now available in eligible areas of Quebec City and will soon be rolled out to other regions of Quebec. Customers can enjoy gigabit speeds starting at just $79.95/month. For more details, please visit Bell.ca/uploadspeed

Fast facts:

Connecting more Canadians with the fastest rated internet service

  • Bell’s pure fiber Internet service now offers 3 Gbps download speeds and 3 Gbps upload speeds.

  • Bell Pure Fiber Internet download speeds are 2x faster than cable and download speeds are 30x faster than cable

  • Bell is the first major Internet service provider to offer these speeds in Quebec

  • Pure fiber Internet at 3 gigabits per second is now available in most regions of Quebec and will soon be deployed in other regions of the province.

In 2022, Bell is embarking on its most aggressive fiber build to date, with plans to reach up to 900,000 more homes and businesses throughout most of Canada with direct fiber optic connections. This project is part of Bell’s historic two-year, nearly $10 billion capital expenditure program, now in its second year, to accelerate the deployment of its broadband, 5G and rural fiber networks.

Last year, Bell was named Best Internet Gaming Provider among Canada’s top providers in PCMag report on the best gaming ISPs 2022. This award is in addition to its ranking as the fastest Internet provider in Quebec according to the PCMag Fastest ISPs 2021 Canada report.

About Bell

Bell is Canada’s largest communications company. It provides advanced broadband wireless communications, television, Internet, media and business services across the country. Founded in Montreal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca Where BCE.ca.

Through Bell for the best, we invest 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 mental health in Canada with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day and significant funding from Bell for Care and community access, research and workplace leadership initiatives across the country. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/Let’s Talk.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements, including statements relating to our network deployment plans and planned capital expenditures and the expected benefits that will result therefrom, including our expenditure acceleration program two-year capital expenditures for the deployment of our broadband fiber, 5G and rural networks, our business outlook, strategic objectives, plans and 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 and United States securities laws. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on several assumptions that give rise to the possibility that actual results or events will 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 press release describe our expectations as of the date of this press release and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date. Except as required by applicable securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Our network deployment plans and planned capital expenditures and the expected benefits therefrom are subject to risks and, accordingly, there can be no assurance that our network deployment plans will be completed, our planned capital expenditures will be made or that the expected benefits will result will be realised. The achievement of our network deployment plans assumes, among other things, the availability of sufficient equipment, labor and capital and the value of our planned capital expenditures assumes our ability to access or generate the sources of capital needed. However, there is no certainty that the necessary equipment, labor and capital sources will be available, so our actual network deployments and capital expenditures could differ materially from current expectations. For additional information on the assumptions and risks underlying some of our forward-looking statements made in this press release, please see BCE Inc.’s (BCE) 2021 Annual MD&A dated March 3, 2022BCE’s first quarter 2022 MD&A dated May 4, 2022 and BCE’s press release of May 5, 2022 announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2022, filed by BCE with the Canadian provincial securities authorities (available at Sedar.com) and with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at SEC.gov). These documents are also available at BCE.ca.

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