Bell Canada is planning on investing approximately $10 million in Mississippi Mills to
bring high speed fibre internet to the Almonte area. Bell Canada’s investment is part of
the Mississippi Mills 2020 (MM2020) ongoing efforts to bring high speed, reliable and
cost effective internet access to all corners of Mississippi Mills.
The first phase will see high speed internet deployed in Almonte; however, it is the goal
to have high speed fibre internet in all wards and communities in Mississippi Mills in the
In order to start the project in Almonte, Bell Canada’s fibre deployment team met with
representatives of the Ottawa River Power Corporation (ORPC) last week. The meeting
between ORPC and the Bell fibre deployment team took place last Friday, July 21st and
representatives from Bell indicated that their expectations were exceeded and are
grateful for the level of cooperation expressed by the engineering management staff at
Mike O’Malley, who is spearheading the MM2020 initiative, stated that he has reviewed
the deployment plans for Almonte and was impressed by the level of detail and
aggressive timelines the Bell fibre deployment team is working towards.
The investment by Bell Canada will not only benefit residents but will also have a large
impact on local businesses who will be able to take advantage of the increased
reliability and speed of fibre internet.
Completion dates have yet to be finalized; however, representatives from MM2020 are
optimistic that the first phase of fibre deployment will be completed by the end of 2017.