Cable & Telecom

Develop Nova Scotia provides high-speed Internet progress update

HALIFAX — Develop Nova Scotia, a Crown corporation responsible for advancing high-speed Internet access projects across the province, provided an update today on the progress of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. Since the first projects were announced in February 2020, about 47,000 of approximately 90,000 homes and businesses now have the network in place to provide new or improved high-speed Internet, says an emailed update. “To date, 3,200 kilometres of fibre has been laid and 19 towers installed. 4,300 kilometres of make ready work is complete,” reads the update. Bell’s first-round projects were completed on time, and Xplornet’s wireless...