Fibre Optic Internet Project Proposed in Rural Burlington


Standard Broadband’s Fibre To The Home service may soon be available to over 300 homes in rural Burlington.  Over the coming weeks our project webpage will be updated with more information.

Along with the information below you may wish to visit our Community F.A.Q page for answers to some of the more common questions around our project.

Why is Standard Broadband Looking To Build Fibre In Your Community?


Standard Broadband has a strong fixed wireless presence in the community providing many homes and businesses with service today. Our Fibre To The Home network would provide a new level of service using state-of-the-art network infrastructure that can easily be scaled to handle future growth and bandwidth requirements.  Our all-fibre network would provide speeds from 50Mbps all the way to 1000Mbps.

What Goes In To Building Fibre Network?


Like any infrastructure project a lot of work and planning goes in to building a Fibre To The Home Network starting from the initial design stage to the activation at the customer’s premises.

During the initial design stage our engineering team creates a network design that outlines where the cables will be run along the road ways, poles we may need to attach our cable to and where our customer access points will be placed. In parallel to the engineering design a team of field surveyors build a scale map of the area outlining road ways, hydro poles, street lamps, driveways. These maps are what we call base maps. When the base maps are completed they are sent along with the engineering design to our CAD group who use computer software to create a set of drawings. These drawings are much like blue prints that a builder would have for a house.

In order for Standard Broadband to place our cables in the ground along the road ways we must first obtain permission from the municipality that maintains the road where we wish to place our cable.  This is the permit approval stage of the project. In the same way as you would seek permission from the municipality for a building permit if you wanted to build a house, we must obtain municipal consent before we can start any work on the municipally owned property.

Upon approval our construction team will begin the work to install the actual underground ducts and cables that run between our ground level boxes or vaults. Shortly after that our field installation team will begin to run cables from these vaults to each customers house where they will complete the customer installation and activate your new Internet service.

What Area Would The Project Service?


Our proposed service area would cover rural north east Burlington from the 407 north to Derry Rd and from Milton West.  If you would like more information on your specific address please contact our office at 1-866-569-4147 we would be happy to review and provide you with more specific details.

Blue streets will be part of the 2021 project area. In 2022 we will continue to expand the service area.
 

What Internet Services Would Be Available?


FTTH 50/10Mbps

$89.99/mo
  • 50Mbps Download
  • 10Mbps Upload
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

FTTH 100Mbps

$99.99/mo
  • 100Mbps Download
  • 100Mbps Upload
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

FTTH 250Mbps

$129.99/mo
  • 250Mbps Download
  • 250Mbps Upload
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

FTTH 500Mbps

$149.99/mo
  • 500Mbps Download
  • 500Mbps Upload
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

Will There A Connection Fee?


There would be a one-time connection fee of $299.99 to have your home connected to the network. This one-time fee includes the following:

  • Onsite Installation
  • Fibre Modem
  • 100M of fibre optic cable from the property line to the house
  • 30M of indoor fibre optic cable from the point of entry to the modem location.

If your property is located over 100M from the property line an additional fee per meter of cable may apply.

Is This Project Seeking Funding From The Universal Broadband Fund?


This project has been submitted to the Canadian Universal Broadband Fund’s Rapid Response Stream as this is a shovel ready project. Should our application be approved Standard Broadband will fund 65% of the project and the remaining portion will be funded under the Universal Broadband Fund.

We expect to hear back on our application in the next 4 weeks however that is only an estimate as at this point in time Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada ( ISED ) who are the program administrators have not confirmed any time lines on when we can expect approvals. Rapid Response Stream projects must be completed by November 2021 based on that required completion date we hope to hear back as soon so that we have enough time to complete the project.

Are The City and Region Aware Of This Project?


Standard Broadband, as well as the local Burlington community Internet Task force, has been in contact with both the Halton Region and Burlington Mayor Meed Ward. Both the region and the city are supportive of our project and have provided us with a letter for support that was used as part of our application package to the Universal Broadband Fund.

With the help of the Burlington community Internet Task force we have been able to move this project along much more quickly. We look forward to bringing service to your community!

How Do I Get More Information?


Standard Broadband has set up a mailing list, simply complete the form on the right-hand side of this page. You will receive updates as they become available about the project.

You may also reach our customer service team who are available via email at sales@standardbroadband.ca or via telephone at 1-866-569-4147.

Please visit our community F.A.Q page for answers to some of the more common questions.