Dover Centre is the latest Chatham-Kent area to get a high fibre Internet, courtesy of local provider TekSavvy.
According to the company, 55 homes and businesses in the North Kent community have access to fibre-to-the-home plans as part of the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) regional broadband program.
“TekSavvy is pleased to deliver high-speed unlimited fibre Internet service to Dover Centre,” Charlie Burns, chief technology officer at TekSavvy, said in a media release.
C-K Mayor Darrin Canniff is happy to see the expansion as well.
“Dover Centre is in the heart of one of the richest agricultural areas in Chatham-Kent,” he said. “Since we grow for the world in Chatham-Kent, we need to be connected to the world.”
As part of the SWIFT upgrades, TekSavvy has helped connect homes and businesses in Chatham, Pain Court, Mitchell’s Bay, Grande Pointe, Blenheim, Cedar Springs, Bothwell, and Stoney Point.
According to a TekSavvy spokesperson, they’re running fibre optics Internet cables all across the municipality and other parts of southwestern Ontario.
“No community is too small just because it’s small. There are many factors to consider when planning and building networks. Size is one factor, but we are very happy to be able to connect even small communities like these,” the spokesperson said.
“We’re proud to partner with TekSavvy and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to further expand broadband service throughout the region and are pleased to see that as a result of the expansion project that many more homes, farms and businesses within the community of Dover Centre now have access to fast, reliable Internet service,” said Barry Field, executive director, SWIFT.
TekSavvy is Canada’s largest independent Internet service provider (ISP), and is headquartered in Chatham.
The high-speed fibre network will deliver Internet speeds up to one Gigabit per second (Gbps). All TekSavvy fibre plans come with unlimited bandwidth so customers can work remotely, stream, game and surf as much as they want.
To see if TekSavvy’s fibre service is available for you, visit teksavvy.com.