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Canadian Fiber Optics builds fastest residential internet network in Canada

Christian Fernsby |
Canadian Fiber Optics (CFOC) announced the launch of Canada's fastest residential internet network through its Northern Lights Fiber (NLF) brand by offering 10 Gbps speeds to Valleyview's residential, business and industrial customers.

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Thousands of times faster than what is currently offered in most rural communities, the first customers will enjoy blazing fast internet late summer.

"Reliable connectivity plays a critical role in the modern economy and for economic recovery and growth in Alberta," Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said, on hearing of the launch.

"This project from Canadian Fiber Optics means that for the residential and business communities of Valleyview, new opportunities are available in education, innovation, and growth. Every investment that helps overcome the urban-rural divide is important and I'm excited to see this project move forward."

"We are thrilled that CFOC, an Alberta based rural broadband provider, is globally connecting the residents and businesses of our active and bustling northern Alberta community, the Town of Valleyview. It has been a long time coming!!" said Mayor Vern Lymburner.

"CFOC will not only speed up connectivity services for all existing businesses and residents alike with no interruptions or slow service through a 10 Gbps fiber optic network, it will also set our community up for growth opportunities enabling local and global commercial and industrial companies the ability to compete at international levels. Here's to our future as the Town is ready for all opportunities – we are open for business!!"

Trevor Ilg, a town resident states "Valleyview is incredibly fortunate to have a company providing this level of broadband speed to our community. It is future proofing the entire Town, giving us the ability to attract new technology and businesses, and greatly improve the services needed by the hospital, schools and college. Work is no longer based on location but on access to data and we are now able to be a part of that!"

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