Today, I am the bearer of good news!
During a conversation on June 23 with Denis Huberdeau, CEO of Fibre Argenteuil, I learned that all key obstacles to the deployment of a fibre network in Argenteuil have now been lifted and that most of the Dunany residents who want it should be connected to it by the end of this summer.
Think of it for a moment. At least 50 Mbits/sec. even 100, if you so wish, as opposed to 5, often intermittent Mbits, or less, that you get from the likes of Bell. Ask the lucky folks on Curran Road who were connected to Fibre Argenteuil last fall!
Mr Huberdeau tells me that the deployment of he fibre optic cable along Dunany road and branches should begin end of July, early August. That should not take much more than a week. The main cable will temporarily be connected at the Wentworth Community Centre and later to a hub at the new City Hall.
Home connections to the Fibre network should thus be in full swing by late August, early September.
Those of you who have already registered with Fibre Argenteuil should be hearing from them soon as they will start connecting subscribers to their nearest pole beginning next month. These days, Fibre Argenteuil can connect about 300 residences per month.
You will remember the challenges with Bell that had transformed this deployment throughout Argenteuil into an obstacle course. Mr Huberdeau tells me there has been a complete turn around. Bell has now become a facilitator! A point person has been designated for Argenteuil and the CEO of Bell Canada who got tired of reading these horror stories about Bell in the media brought in a new team and has now taken control of the situation.
Fibre Argenteuil bought the fibre before the pandemic. That has proven to be a wise decision as it is now back ordered for 40 weeks!
I cant wait to write my first Post using Fibre Argenteuil’s infrastructure!