Arthur Fibre to the Home Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2020

Re:    Wightman Bringing Fibre to the Home to Arthur

Kenilworth, ON –

Local communications provider Wightman announced Monday that they are bringing next-generation telecommunications to homes and businesses in Arthur. The announcement was made at Wellington North’s Council meeting.

Beginning in Spring 2020, Wightman’s $6-million Fibre project will see more than 37,000 metres of fibre optic lines buried throughout the Village of Arthur, covering over 1,100 living and business units. Wightman is bringing a strand of fibre into each of these homes and businesses in Arthur.

Fibre optic technology uses laser pulses of light sent through tiny strands of glass to transmit data, allowing for a significant increase in the speed at which Internet signals can be carried. With Fibre to the Home and Business technology, Wightman is able to provide customers with Internet speeds as fast 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps), High Definition TV with the latest user features, and digital home phone service. Wightman’s President and CEO Rob Figliuzzi is thrilled to be bringing this technology to Arthur. “For several years now, Wightman has been offering its services and has been a part of the Arthur community. It’s only appropriate that we now make the significant investment in a fibre optic infrastructure for Arthur with leading-edge technology that can accommodate any home or business communications needs today and into the future.” Arthur will mark the family-owned company’s 11th Fibre to the Home build.

Construction will begin in 2020. Mayor Andy Lennox is enthusiastic about Wightman Fibre to the Home coming to Arthur. “We are thrilled that Wightman is investing in the Community of Arthur with Fibre to the Home and Business infrastructure. Arthur is a great place to invest and live, and having Wightman Fibre available is a huge asset for our current residents and businesses, as well as prospective residents and businesses who want to move to Arthur.”

Wightman’s Arthur location at 148 George Street, Suite 2 will open in April 2020.

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For more information, please contact:

Hope Reidt, Marketing Manager

Wightman | 519-327-9276 | hreidt@wightman.ca