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Building Connections: Improving Rural Broadband

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YorkNet (a York Region-owned municipal services corporation) in coordination with Vianet (an Internet Service Provider), will build a dark fibre network in Whitchurch-Stouffville and King Township. This network will allow Vianet to offer Fibre to the Home (FTTH) high-speed internet service to 600 homes located in rural areas of Whitchurch-Stouffville and King Township by the end of the year.

The collaboration between YorkNet and Vianet will provide residents of Whitchurch-Stouffville and King with the ability to connect to consistent, reliable high-speed internet at a time when it’s needed most. It will also realize operational efficiencies and capital costs savings through shared investments in fibre optic technology, and is just one of many partnerships YorkNet has forged to provide cost-effective and open-access fibre connectivity across the Region.

By expanding York Region’s open-access dark fibre network, YorkNet is creating the potential for Internet Service Providers to offer high speed internet to more residents in our rural communities. In working with local Internet Service Providers like Vianet, YorkNet is expanding equitable access to high-speed internet all across York Region.

Visit york.ca/yorknet for more information on how YorkNet is advancing York Region’s broadband initiative.

Information on Vianet’s latest initiatives can be found at vianet.ca.


Fibre,Connections YorkNet (a York Region-owned municipal services corporation) in coordination with Vianet (an Internet Service Provider), will build a dark fibre network in Whitchurch-Stouffville and King Township. The Regional Municipality of York en-US News

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