FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2017
TOWN OF STAVELY, ALBERTA TAKES ACTION TO PROVE SMALL TOWNS DESERVE WORLD CLASS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
After a citizen-led push, Axia confirms a multi-million-dollar investment to build top performing fibre optic network across the entire community
Calgary, AB - Today, residents of Stavely, Alberta join a number of towns across the province to proving that rural communities want competitive, top-performing connectivity. To date, many households and businesses have relied on dial-up, and after a wave of community support, they will soon be able to connect at the speed-of-light as Axia begins to roll out a fibre optic network throughout the town, attaching it to a global grid.
Once complete, residents will have access to unrestricted, speed-of-light Internet that will radically improve their quality of life, access to cloud-based services and entertainment, and will provide fuel for economic development as people and businesses are able to promote and connect to communities and markets anywhere in the world.
The fibre optic network expansion into Thorsby is part of Calgary-based Axia’s commitment to introducing competitively priced, state-of-the-art fibre optic Internet services to rural Alberta. This future-proof technology means residents will have robust network capacity and speed, eliminating online delays while offering symmetrical upload and download speeds. It also means reliable availability of IPTV, Internet phone calls and numerous other cloud based services offering feature rich options for markedly less money than existing legacy offerings.
“We’re thrilled to bring our world-class fibre infrastructure to Stavely, Alberta. Fibre far exceeds the limitations of copper and will allow the community to leverage this transformational infrastructure as an asset for generations to come,” says Robert Price, Vice President of Enterprise and Residential Services.
“We’re very excited about Axia’s investment in town, it is going to open up a lot of doors for the community, giving businesses in town the opportunity to expand and grow while giving young families a chance to connect with the world,” says Clayton Gillespie, Chief Administration Officer of Stavely, Alberta.
Axia is now investing in Fibre to the Premise infrastructure in communities across the province, made possible by Alberta SuperNet. Motivated communities have an opportunity to take advantage of this investment that will spur economic prosperity and increase the quality of life for their residents and businesses. In Alberta, Axia currently has live networks in Vulcan, Nanton, Nobleford, Barnwell, Stirling, Fort Macleod, Raymond, Magrath, and Hanna and building in Pincher Creek, and Fairview with construction beginning in Thorsby and Stavely.
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