Wednesday, September 18, 2019

If speed is your need, CityWest has a Gigabit plan for you!

A new service to be offered by CityWest will provide for the fastest Internet offered yet by the Prince Rupert owned and operated communication company.

CityWest officials introduced the new service at the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce luncheon today, hailing the arrival of Quantum Gigabit.

Internet connectivity which will be four times faster than its current offering.

“Today, I’m happy to announce that our Internet just got faster. A gigabit service is what every Internet service provider strives for, and it’s something we’ve been working on for the last decade."-Chris Armstrong, Director of Marketing at CityWest

For CityWest customers, the Quantum Gigabit service will give internet users the ability to get download speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second (or, 1 gigabit per second), with upload speeds of up to 100 megabits per second.

It will be available to all residential customers who have access to fibre-to-the-home technology.

For now, only customers on fibre will have access to the higher speed Quantum Gigabit which will give customers much more bandwidth, allowing them to stream high-quality video, upload pictures and music in seconds, and put more smart devices on their home network.

It is also 20 times faster than the federal government’s goal to see all of Canada have access to a 50 megabit per second service.

CityWest CEO Chris Marett, noted how he was pleased to make the announcement at the home base for the Northwest communication company, but also noted that the service will be available across the region.

“We’re happy that we could make this announcement in Prince Rupert, which is the site of our main office and where our story started. But we’re also proud to be able to offer this super-fast Internet speed to many other areas of Northern B.C”

The CityWest CEO also made note of the milestone that the Quantum Gigabit unveiling makes for

"For quite some time, it’s been one of our goals to launch a gigabit service. And it’s due to the hard work of everyone at CityWest that allowed us to get to this point today, from the technicians in the field, to the Internet department behind the scenes, to the front-line customer service representatives. They should all be proud of our accomplishment"

You can learn more about the new service from the CityWest website or Facebook page.

Further items of interest on communication on the North Coast can be found from our archive page here.

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