Fibre

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We have moved to Grosse Isle from Winnipeg. There are wireless Internet providers here but the price is insane. (88 bucks for 7mb down with a max of 40gb a month). 300 a month for 40 Mb down! (up to 40 that is).

Fibre runs to the school in town (not sure who owns the fibre) ... Is there a way to tie into this already laid fibre? I am willing to bet residents would pay to have it run to their homes.

The people just paid to have sewer and water hookups put in. Our forefathers paid to run hydro and telephone to all our homes.

Maybe fibre to the home should also be considered a utility? Crappy spotty slow wireless Internet is becoming a hindrance to participating in the modern world.

Any thoughts?
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Greg,

 Great opening question and first post, I hope we can generate some good discussion on this topic.  There are a couple of comments that I can kick off with.  I will check on the fibre to the school to determine who owns that cable – one thing to remember is that it isn’t always as simple as just “tapping into it” and instantly there is a path to the internet and all services available for everyone. The fibre is only one component to being able to provide services to our customers.

Secondly on a discussion around a different model of placement and payment of this fibre – we have discussed these types of arrangements and in most new subdivsions we do place the fibre drop as part of the build of the utility infrastructure.  

I think there could be some customers who wouldn't want to pay any more than they do already for access to services – but again this is a great topic for discussion and one of the reasons we have this Community in place.

Thanks again for the comment!