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New tower brings faster internet, more capacity to East Hawkesbury

A new commercial tower in Ste-Anne-de-Prescott will mean better connectivity for residents in the Township of East Hawkesbury.

All equipment on the tower was upgraded as well as in all customers’ homes at no charge.  This upgrade results in a tenfold increase in capacity in the area.

The result is that residents are able to purchase packages from IGS Hawkesbury of up to 25/2 Mbps and businesses of up to 50/10 Mbps.  Now customers can enjoy streaming video in high definition, video conferencing, fast file transfers, home learning and home automation and security systems.

IGS intends to continue development with a hub spoke network design in 2018/19.  Once completed, connection speeds of up to 100/20 Mbps will be available to customers in the Ste-Anne-de Prescott and surrounding areas.  This far surpasses what is currently available.

Jamie Bogue of IGS Hawkesbury stated: “Thank you to our customers and the Township of East Hawkesbury for making this project possible.  We are working hard to bring rural Ontario and Quebec into the Future.”

“This upgrade is part of a larger project to upgrade our entire infrastructure in Prescott Russell,” says Bogue.

Robert Kirby, Mayor of the Township of East Hawkesbury stated: “We are pleased to contribute to the realization of this project in order to provide high speed internet to the rural areas of our municipality.  This will inevitably help with the economic development in our Township.”


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Louise Sproule

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Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!
Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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One thought on “New tower brings faster internet, more capacity to East Hawkesbury

  • August 22, 2018 at 10:45 am
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    Great news!!! Finally can get some wireless internet! Thank you.

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