High Speed Internet Breaks Ground in Metro Region

Internet is no longer just a nice thing to have—it is a necessity. Manitobans in rural and remote areas require access to high-speed Internet just as those in urban areas do, if not more—and we are proud to deliver that to them.

The representatives for JohnQ Public Inc. are thrilled to announce that, after much anticipation, high-speed Internet is coming to the communities of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.

“As leaders, we could no longer wait for our communities to have this essential service. Through JohnQ, our communities can now get the service they’ve been waiting for.” – Reeve Brad Erb, Chair of JohnQ.

The first six communities in Phase One will be connected over the next 12 months, with other Winnipeg Metro Region – JohnQ communities expected to be connected as the project pushes forward.

“RFNOW will be offering residential, farm, and business packages with reasonable rates, hook-up fees, and unlimited data,” said Chris Kennedy, COO of RFNOW. “By hooking up more businesses and residents in each community, we can ensure access to RFNOW’s superior service for those who live in less densely populated areas. This addresses one of the main concerns for the leaders of JohnQ—equitable service delivery.”

The six Phase One communities including the RMs of Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Macdonald, Ritchot, Rockwood, and the Town of Stonewall were identified by a business case that ensures the sustainability and profitability of the project, allowing the network to then connect all communities across the Metro Region and beyond.

We believe we can do better for our communities, for our province, and for our future, and that is what we intend to do.

More information will be shared by the Phase One communities on where to sign up through their municipal websites, newsletters, and social channels.

Visit www.johnq.ca to learn more today.

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