CityWest employee installs fibre-to-the-home at a Prince Rupert residence. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Fibre technology now available to 150 homes in Prince Rupert

CityWest completes Phase 1 of its $10-million fibre-to-the-home project

More than 150 customers in Prince Rupert are now hooked up with the latest fibre-to-the-home services as CityWest has completed the first phase in its $10-million project.

The project was announced last spring, and CityWest began installing the fibre-optic cable technology in February starting from the east end of town, near Seal Cove. In a press release, one of the first customers, Tyler Portelance spoke about how the switch has changed his home network.

“We didn’t have many issues before getting fibre, but we have seen a difference with not being bogged down with multiple devices on our home network,” he said in the release. “And the install process was great – the tech was very professional, and he even played with my kids when they were bugging him.”

Phase 1 was completed by the end of May, and Phase 2 is ready for installs on June 18.

READ MORE: Fibre fast future for the city

“That CityWest is undertaking such a tremendous project in our own backyard really shows how far the company has come,” said Bart Kuntz, vice president of the outside plant at CityWest. “I’m proud to see the work that the company has undertaken to improve the experience for customers in Prince Rupert.”

CityWest expects that in the next three to five years all of Prince Rupert will have fibre-to-the-home.

“I’m very proud to be part of a company that has worked so hard to ensure this project is meeting our deadlines,” said Kuntz in the press release. “From the outside crew to the back office, there’s a lot of work to be done, and we’re getting it done at a phenomenal rate.”

READ MORE: Subsea internet cable to link up Prince Rupert



newsroom@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

(CityWest map)

Just Posted

Students set new records at Prince Rupert Middle School track day

Three new marks set on June 15 at Charles Hays Secondary School

Prince Rupert Chevron’s tanks run dry

The Second Avenue West gas station began to turn away customers on Saturday morning

Robots take over Roosevelt Elementary School for programming competition

Grade 4 and 5 students used iPads and block coding to put their logic skills to the test

Nine-year-old launches recycling business in northwest B.C.

With no curb-side pick up recycling in Prince Rupert, one young boy found his niche

North coast represented on B.C.’s new Wild Salmon Advisory Council

Joy Thorkelson, James Lawson and Tasha Sutcliffe will help create strategies to protect B.C. salmon

This Week Podcast — Episode 89

Cruise ship season is upon us, and special guests talk about the upcoming Bushwacker dinner

Former Penticton Vee recovering in hospital

Pittsburgh Penguin prospect expected to make full recovery

BC Lions defensive back Marcell Young levels streaker in home opener

Young hit the fan near one of the 45-yard lines

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Two Mexican World Cup fans were among those hit

B.C. VIEWS: Orphans of our urban drug culture neglected again

Child advocate Bernard Richard leaves B.C. with harsh message

From marijuana beer to pot cookies, Canadian companies creating cannabis edibles

Manufacturers think that edibles will do well with users who don’t want to smoke or vape

Privacy lawyer warns against victim blaming in recent sextortion scams

Perpetrators get sexual photos of the victim and threaten to share them with friends and families

QB Jennings leads Lions to 22-10 win over Alouettes

B.C. wins CFL home opener over Montreal

Most Read