Saddle Hills County has partnered with Canadian Fiber Optics Corp., the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada on Project Aurora to bring high-speed fiber internet to Saddle Hills County, with no cost hook-ups. The project will make Saddle Hills County the most connected rural municipality in Canada.

Who are Canadian Fiber Optics?

This local, Peace Country business has gone from strength to strength, from an idea at the kitchen table in the County of Grande Prairie to thousands of km of fiber later and now offering the fastest rural internet in Canada. Connecting rural Albertan communities to state-of-the-art fiber internet so that they can access all the resources and compete on the global stage is the goal. Homegrown, compassionate, and courageous they have competed with the big names to hopefully make a difference that will last generations.

They are the largest fiber telecommunications construction company in Western Canada, with an in-house construction team and fleet, currently serving residents, businesses, and industry in parts of the County of Grande Prairie, MD of Greenview, Grande Cache, Wembley, Valleyview, High Prairie, Beaverlodge, Fairview, Sexsmith, Grimshaw, to name a few. 

What is Fiber?

Fiber is small strands of glass cables, each about a tenth of the size of a single human hair. Every strand transmits dada using pulses of light that travel at speeds approaching the speed of light. 

No matter how fast future internet speeds get, fiber will always be at the forefront of internet technology. It has unlimited potential with thousands of times more bandwidth than copper, wireless, or satellite and greater reliability. Fiber is durable enough to lay on ocean floors and suffers no risk of compromise due to temperature changes or electromagnetic fields. 

This proven technology has been the backbone of communication since the beginning of the web, enabling instant communication across the world. As well as being far less susceptible to hacking than all other telecommunications mediums it also offers equal upload and download speeds.

What's special about Canadian Fiber Optics and Northern Lights Fiber?

20.9 Mbps is the median download speed in rural areas of Canada.

2.2 Mbps is the median upload speed.

For a 25/3 Mbps plan in rural Alberta, residents pay, on average, $92 per month.

Canadian Fiber Optics offers 1,000-10,000 Mbps download and upload speed to Enterprise Customers, while Northern Lights Fiber offers 100 - 2,500 Mbps speeds to residential and business customers. For a 100/100 Mbps plan in rural Alberta, residents pay $89 with no data caps.

All their customer service is local. No calling overseas and waiting on hold if you have a problem, their local representatives are available around the clock to answer your questions and provide assistance.

Internet usage is no issue, and you are even encouraged to use the internet as much and as often as you want. 

Do you want Fiber Internet?

Fill out a Fiber Access Agreement today to ensure that you are on the list. A representative with Northern Lights Fiber will be in touch to discuss next steps.

Information provided by Saddle Hills County

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