Press Release: Eastlink Fibre Upgrade Underway in Mindemoya

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Today, Eastlink confirmed that its fibre upgrade in Mindemoya is making excellent progress, which will bring high speed internet to residents and businesses in the town as part of the federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund program.

“Connecting small towns and communities is a fundamental part of who we are as a company,” said Eastlink CEO, Jeff Gillham, “We are very pleased to be upgrading our network in Mindemoya with our most advanced fibre connectivity, especially as demand for high speed internet has never been greater, particularly over these last couple of years.”

Eastlink has a long history of investing in rural Canadian towns and communities. Over the past 10 years, Eastlink has invested in excess of $1B dollars (over $180M in Northern Ontario) in its fibre and mobile networks to connect hundreds of small communities. This includes high speed Internet delivered over the company’s fibre network.

“Reliable access to high speed internet is absolutely critical in today’s world for living, working and learning," said Central Manitoulin Mayor Richard Stephens of Mindemoya. "We are thrilled to see Eastlink’s continued commitment to our communities as we work to improve our connectivity which ultimately strengthens our local economy providing greater opportunities for our people."

Eastlink Regional Director of Marketing and Sales, Louigi Salvati, says “We are very pleased with progress to date. Our team has been working hard; they’ve completed initial design work, procured fibre networking equipment, and are currently prepping the area, including tree trimming, for the installation of fibre.”

Eastlink remains committed to the continued expansion of high speed internet to more unserved and underserved communities.

About Eastlink:
Eastlink is a proud Canadian, family-owned technology and communications company. Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and mobile networks and driven by its core spirit of entrepreneurialism, Eastlink delivers world-class communications services, including high speed internet, mobile, TV, phone, data services, security and smart home solutions and to residential to business and public sector customers in seven provinces across Canada and Bermuda. Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Eastlink shares local and regional stories on Community TV about the people, places and events that shape the communities it serves.

Eastlink team members Roger Labelle, Operations Manager (far left), Avryl Wells, Sales and Marketing Manager Ontario, and Louigi Salvati, Director of Sales and Marketing Ontario/West (far right) met with Central Manitoulin Mayor, Richard Stephens to share a progress update on the fibre build currently underway in Mindemoya.


A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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