Cogeco Connexion announced recently it will invest more than half a million dollars for the expansion of its fibre optic network to serve several hundred households and businesses in Merlin.
Cogeco Connexion’s fibre network will enable residents and businesses to enjoy the full spectrum of Cogeco Connexion services, including digital television, residential telephony and high-speed Internet. The company has already started work leading to the implementation of the network, which is slated to be in service October 2018.
“The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an important market for Cogeco Connexion and we are proud to be expanding our network into Merlin,” Johanne Hinse, Vice President, Programming and Community Relations, said in a media release. “At Cogeco, proximity with our communities is deeply-entrenched in our core corporate values. This is why we are thrilled to answer the Municipality’s call for an access to a powerful, reliable and affordable fibre network.”
The Mayor of Chatham-Kent, Randy Hope, welcomed the announcement.
“We always welcome private investment in Chatham-Kent, but it is particularly good news any time we increase the level of communication services for rural areas.” Chatham-Kent Chief Administrative Officer, Don Shropshire, added, “increased connectivity to all areas of our community is important for a variety of social and economic reasons.”
Cogeco Connexion will directly contact residents and businesses upon activation of its network, in the upcoming weeks. For more information on Cogeco Connexion services, residents can visit cogeco.ca or call the following number: 1-800-267-9000.