Bell Announces The Availability Of Their 8 Gbps Fibre Tier Starting TODAY

In a move that is sure to have Rogers execs freaking out, Bell has announced the availability of Bell Fibe Gigabit 8.0 starting today. Bell pure fibre Internet Gigabit 8.0 with symmetrical download and upload speeds of 8 Gbps is now available in eligible areas of Toronto, and the Bell Giga Hub with Wi-Fi 6E is also now available for customers throughout Ontario and Québec.

Bell pure fibre Internet Gigabit 8.0 Internet speeds deliver download speeds five times faster than cable technology and upload speeds 250 times faster than cable technology. These gigabit speeds are the fastest available on the market today among major Internet service providers (ISPs) in North America. With the largest fibre optic network in Canada and a full line up of gigabit speeds, Bell brings faster speeds to more households than any other provider.

Bell will continue to expand availability of Bell Fibe Gigabit 8.0 across its footprint over the coming months, in addition to continuing work on its aggressive fibre buildout, with plans to reach up to 900,000 more homes and businesses across much of Canada with direct fibre connections this year. This is part of Bell’s historic two-year capital expenditure program of almost $10 billion, now in its second year, to accelerate the rollout of its broadband fibre, 5G and rural networks.

Bell Fibe Gigabit 8.0 leverages the same simple integrated gateway as all Bell fibre-to-the-home installations, with no special devices or complex hardware configurations required to support the new, faster Internet speeds. In addition, Bell Wi-Fi pods are compatible with the Giga Hub for full coverage throughout the house. Bell Fibe Gigabit 8.0 is available for eligible customers starting at $135/month, which includes a credit of $15/month for a two-year period. For more details, visit Bell.ca/purefibre.

Now I did notice that in checking my address to see if I was eligible to get this new service (I am currently not able to get this but I expect that to change shortly), Bell appears to have discontinued their 1 Gbps tier. Now you seem to jump straight from their 500 Mbps tier to their 1.5 Gbps tier. That’s interesting.

Now whether you need these speeds or not is a completely different discussion. Which you can read about here. But Bell clearly has delivered on something that they have announced unlike Rogers who simply announces stuff but doesn’t deliver it in any meaningful way that the vast majority of their customers can see. Which is why Bell is set to dominate residential Internet and make Rogers an afterthought. Just like I’ve been saying for some time.

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