Stratford Fibre to the Home

Wightman Fibre to the Home provides Quality, Speed, and Value that most cities can only dream of.

     

Wightman Fibre to the Home construction is underway and installs have started! Wightman is bringing Fibre to the Home to the city of Stratford. With Fibre to the Home, Wightman is able to provide customers with the most advanced technology and Internet speeds as fast as 1 Gig!

Get all the details about our Fibre to the Home project in Stratford:

Frequently Asked Questions  Construction Updates  Press Release Fibre Guide

To get Fibre to your home or business, you must sign up for Wightman Fibre to the Home service. We will not automatically bring Fibre to your home or business, and even current Wightman customers must sign up. Please call us at 1-877-863-4273 or Email. 

Stratford Fibre to the Home Launch FAQs

 

1. Where is your store located?

  • Wightman's Stratford store is located at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford.
  • Find us on Google Maps

2. When does your store open?

  • Our Stratford store opened on April 2, 2018.

3. What services can I get from Wightman?

  • On the residential side:
    • Amazing Internet with speed tiers as fast as 1 Gbps – all Wightman's Internet packages are unlimited with no usage based billing;
    • Digital TV with crystal-clear HD channels, DVR, Whole Home DVR, and TV Everywhere. We offer a wide selection pre-built packages and standalone channels;
    • Home phone with 10 free features; 
    • Mobility service to complete your quad-play bundle.
  • On the business side, we offer all of the above as well as:
    • Business data services;
    • Managed WiFi;
    • Business HPBX (Hosted Private Branch Exchange) or on-premise solutions;
    • CCTV IP cameras and Network Video Recording systems.

4. Should I sign up for fibre now?

  • Yes! There are some great reasons to sign up for Fibre to the Home now. If you sign up now, your price will be locked in based on our current prices. That could mean signing up today, you would lock in to our 2018 rates, even if you don't get connected until 2020. You will continue to enjoy the price through 2023. Signing up today also allows you to move your internet and/or phone service over to Wightman now, and start to enjoy the experience of being a Wightman customer. Knowing where the most interest is also influences our fibre design, especially in the 2019 and 2020 phases.

5. How do I sign up for fibre now?

  • Customers can start the Fibre sign up process in any of the following ways:
    • Call us at 1-877-863-4273
    • Visit our website at wightman.ca/contact (Select "Fibre to the Home" from the drop down menu)
    • Send us an Email

6. When does construction start?

  • Construction is well underway and homes in our 2018 construction area are now being installed with Wightman Fibre to the Home.

7. Where is construction happening?

  • Check out the latest Stratford Fibre to the Home construction updates on our blog: http://www.wightman.ca/blog/category/fibre-to-the-home

8. When will you be on my street?

  • Our construction project will occur in several stages, and this information will be available on our website or by visiting our store. Also, when we have plans to come down your street, we will advise each home and business in the area with a construction letter and information brought to your door. You won't be able to miss us!

9. How long will the project take?

  • Our Fibre to the Home project in Stratford will be rolled out over three years, beginning in Spring 2018.

10. I've heard that Rhyzome is part of the Fibre to the Home project. Who do I talk to, Wightman or Rhyzome?

  • Wightman will be your service provider and all questions about the project, the services, timing, and pricing can be answered by Wightman through the contact details below. Rhyzome is providing some of the fibre backbone to allow us to get around the town to deliver the service quickly. They will pass you over to us to answer any of your enquiries. You can also check out wightman.ca/stratford for the latest information.

11. Are you fibring the whole city?

  • While construction plans are still being finalized, we will be providing Fibre to the whole city, with the exception of the down-town core (at this time).

12. Why aren’t you fibring the downtown?

  • The small section of downtown Stratford that is not part of our existing plans will be a separate project that is still in development. Given the density of the downtown and difficulty of burying fibre up and down these main streets, our solution for the downtown core will need to be a combination of fibre and wireless.

13. Do you have plans to fibre St Mary's or Mitchell or Sebringville or any other town in close proximity to Stratford?

  • At this time, we do not have any plans for any adjacent towns.  For the next three years our resources are fully committed to the fibre construction project in Stratford.  As we progress through the project we will start to plan for our next town.

Construction updates

October 2, 2019
Locates have been called for the following areas, and you're likely to see our crews working on these streets in the next couple of weeks: Worsley Street, Daly Avenue, Birmingham Street, St. Andrew Street, Church Street, Erie Street, Mornington Street, Front Street, Bay Street, Duoro Street, Dover Street.

Our drills are currently working along Regent Street, Queen Street, and Trinity Street.

With Fall weather approaching, we urge residents wanting to be connect their residence or business to Fibre to the Home/Business to contact us as soon as possible.

Email, call, or visit us, and we’ll give you the details you need to sign up — You need to sign up in order for us to connect you with Fibre to the Home/Business:


Sept 17, 2019

Now is the time to sign up for Fibre. In the next couple of weeks, you’re likely to see our contract company, Avertex, working in the neighbourhoods around Devon Street, Regent Street, Duoro Street, as well as Bay, Well, Queen, Trinity, King, and Dover Streets. Homes and businesses that want Fibre installed need to sign up for service so that we don’t miss you when we go by.

Important reminder for those residents and businesses that have vaults, pedestals, or locate station towers (see photos) on the municipal right of way at their location. Please do not paint, mark, or cover these items. If vaults, pedestals, or located towers are painted or covered, it can hinder our ability to access these facilities. We appreciate your assistance regarding this. Should have any questions, please contact us using the one of the methods below.

Email, call, or visit us, and we’ll give you the details you need to sign up — Fall is fast approaching, and you need to sign up in order for us to connect you with Fibre to the Home:
• Email: ffthstratford@wightman.ca
• Call: 1-877-863-4273
• Visit: 587 Huron Street Unit 3, Stratford
• You can also sign up online at wightman.ca/signup

 


Sept 10, 2019

Our Fibre to the Home project involves us bringing a Fibre connection to each home and business that has signed up Fibre. To do this, first we must install and bury our fibre infrastructure in the street, and we must prepare the building called our Point of Presence (POP) where we keep the technology that enables us to deliver Fibre to the Home services, and then from there we are able to bring Fibre throughout surrounding neighbourhoods.

Pictured here is our latest POP on Frederick Street!

Now is the time to sign up for Fibre. In the next couple of weeks, you’re likely to see our contract company, Avertex, working in the neighbourhoods around Eagle Drive, Kelly’s Lane, Devon Street, as well as Ontario Street between King Street and Romeo Street South, Albert Street, Brunswick, Duoro, Queen, and Trinity. Homes and businesses that want Fibre installed need to sign up for service so that we don’t miss you when we go by.

Email, call, or visit us, and we’ll give you the details you need to sign up:


Aug 27, 2019

We are currently working on Harrison Street, Vivian Street, Fairfield Drive, Rutherford Drive, Findlay Place, and Greenberg.

In the next few weeks, our crews will be working on Devon, Gordon, McDonald, Burritt, Brunswick, Douro, King, and Romeo Street South.

Now is the time to sign up for Fibre to the Home! We will only make arrangements to bring Fibre directly to your home or business if you have signed up for Wightman Fibre to the Home.

Connect with today, and we’ll give you the details you need:

  • Email ffthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Call us at 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us in Stratford at 587 Huron Street (Unit 3) — and yes, we are open Saturdays from 9AM-5PM! Click here for a full list of our office hours.

Reminder, if we recently put down lawn seed on your lawn or municipal right-of-way in front of your home, for best post-construction results, remember to water these areas! Especially in the dry heat, lawn seed needs to be watered regularly.


Aug 19, 2019

Our crews are currently working in the neighbourhood of Romeo Street North and Vivian Street, on MacManus Road, Abraham Drive, Harrison Street, and Rutherford Drive.

In the next couple of weeks, you’ll likely see our drill along Devon Gordon, McDonald, Burritt, and Willow Streets, as well as around Eagle Drive and Kelly’s Lane.

Now is the time to sign up for Fibre to the Home! We will only make arrangements to bring Fibre directly to your home or business if you have signed up for Wightman Fibre to the Home.
Connect with today, and we’ll give you the details you need:

  • Email ffthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Call us at 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us in Stratford at 587 Huron Street (Unit 3) — and yes, we are open Saturdays from 9AM-5PM! Click here for a full list of our office hours.

Reminder, if we recently put down lawn seed on your lawn or municipal right-of-way in front of your home, for best post-construction results, remember to water these areas! Especially in the dry heat, lawn seed needs to be watered regularly.


August 9, 2019

We are working in the area of Vivian Street and Fairfield Drive. Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll see us working along Canterbury Avenue, Albert Street, Brunswick Street, Ontario Street, and Willow Street.

We will only make arrangements to bring Fibre directly to your home or business if you have signed up for Wightman Fibre to the Home.

Connect with today, and we’ll give you the details you need:

  • Email ffthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Call us at 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us in Stratford at 587 Huron Street (Unit 3) — and yes, we are open Saturdays from 9AM-5PM! Click here for a full list of our office hours.

Reminder, if we recently put down lawn seed on your lawn or municipal right-of-way in front of your home, for best post-construction results, remember to water these areas! Especially in the dry heat, lawn seed needs to be watered regularly.


July 29, 2019

Part of the process of bringing Fibre directly to homes involves us installing a service drop (where we bring Fibre up to the exterior of your home or business).

In this video, a drill (assisted by compressed air), pushes fibre through the conduit. The Fibre moves from the underground vault up to the side of the home or business. After the service drop is complete, we are able to bring the Fibre inside your home or business.

We will only make arrangements to bring Fibre directly to your home or business if you have signed up for Wightman Fibre to the Home.

Connect with today, and we’ll give you the details you need:
- Email ffthstratford@wightman.ca
- Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
- Call us at 1-877-863-4273
- Visit us in Stratford at 587 Huron Street (Unit 3) — and yes, we are open Saturdays from 9AM-5PM! Click here for a full list of our office hours.

Reminder, if we recently put down lawn seed on your lawn or municipal right-of-way in front of your home, for best post-construction results, remember to water these areas! Especially in the dry heat, lawn seed needs to be watered regularly.


July 24, 2019

Over the next week or so, you’ll see our crews working in the area of Fairfield Drive, Findlay Place, McCarthy Road East, and Pleasant Drive.

Wondering when you should come in and sign up for Fibre? Now’s the time! Even if construction has passed by your street, there is still time to sign up for Fibre. We will not automatically bring Fibre to the Home to your location — you need to sign up for service so we don’t miss your address!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved. For more details on our construction process, visit wightman.ca/construction

If we have recently put down lawn seed on your lawn or municipal right-of-way in front of your home, for best post-construction restoration results, remember to water these areas! Especially in the dry heat, lawn seed needs to be watered regularly.


July 11, 2019

Over the next week or so, you’ll see our crews working in the area of Vivian Street, Fairfield Drive, Greenberg, and Findlay Place, as well as Romeo Street South and Pleasant Drive.

Wondering when you should come in and sign up for Fibre? Now’s the time! Even if construction has passed by your street, there is still time to sign up for Fibre. We will not automatically bring Fibre to the Home to your location — you need to sign up for service so we don’t miss your address!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved. For more details on our construction process, visit wightman.ca/construction

If we have recently put down sod or lawn seed on your lawn or municipal right-of-way in front of your home, for best post-construction restoration results, remember to water these areas! Especially in the dry heat, sod and lawn seed need to be watered regularly.


July 4, 2019

We are currently working in the Vivian Street / Fairfield Drive area.

Over the next couple of weeks, you are likely to see us in the McCarthy Road East area.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

June 11, 2019

Our crews are currently working on Gregory Crescent and Romeo Street North between McCarthy and Delamere. In the next couple of weeks, you’re likely to see us on Long Drive, Eagle Drive, Huron Street (between Huntingdon and Matilda), Hibernia, Nightingale, Crawford Street, Kay Street, and Forman Avenue.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!
Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

YOU’RE INVITED! Join us Tuesday June 25 for LIVE Fibre splicing demonstrations and a Fibre to the Home construction Q&A at 10AM, 1PM, and 5:30PM! Get all your Fibre to the Home questions answered and learn more about the most advanced technology available!

 


June 7, 2019

Our crews are currently working along Matilda Street, Oakdale, and Bell Court. In the next couple of weeks, Frederick Street, Eagle Drive, Long Drive, as well as Hibernia, Forman Ave, Huntingdon, and Brittania.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!
Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

YOU’RE INVITED! Make plans to join us Tuesday June 25 for technician presentations at 10AM, 1PM, and 5:30PM! Get all your Fibre to the Home questions answered!


May 28, 2019


Our crews are currently working along O’Loane, Oakdale, and Forman. In the next couple of weeks, you’re likely to see us on Frederick Street, Burritt Street, as well as Gregory Crescent.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

Did you watch our Facebook live video? Check us out on location with the Avertex crew as they explain more about the construction process and directional drilling!


May 14, 2019

Our crews are currently working in the area North of Brittania along Briarhill Drive, Cedarbrae, Oakdale, and Nightingale Place. In the next couple of weeks, you’re likely to see us in the Bell Court, Gemmell Court, and Matilda Street neighbourhood, as well as Feick Crescent and Huntingdon Avenue.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

P.S. SAVE THE DATE! Wightman is hosting an Open House Thursday, May 23 between 9AM and 7PM to celebrate one year of Wightman Fibre to the Home in Stratford! Make plans to visit our office at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3! We’d love to see you! For every sign up between May 23-June 30, 2019, Wightman will donate $10 to Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice!


May 6, 2019

Our crews are currently working in the area North of Brittania along Briarhill Drive, Cedarbrae, Braemar, Windermere, as well as Hibernia, Galt Road, and Matilda. In the next couple of weeks, you’re likely to see us along Oakdale Ave, Forman Ave, North Matilda, and O’Loane (North of Huron St).

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!
Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

PS SAVE THE DATE! Wightman is hosting an Open House Thursday May 23 between 9AM and 7PM to celebrate one year of Wightman Fibre to the Home in Stratford! Make plans to visit our office at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3! We’d love to see you! For every sign up between May 23-June 30, 2019, Wightman will donate $10 to Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice!


April 30, 2019

Our crews are currently working in the area of Windermere Crescent, Braemar Crescent, and surrounding area.
In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.
It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!
Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

PS SAVE THE DATE! Wightman is hosting an Open House Thursday May 23 between 9AM and 7PM to celebrate one year of Wightman Fibre to the Home in Stratford! Make plans to visit our office at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3! We’d love to see you! For every sign up between May 23 - June 30, 2019, Wightman will donate $10 to Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice!


April 23, 2019

Our crews are currently working north of Huron Street and west of Mornington on Brittania and surrounding streets.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

PS SAVE THE DATE! Wightman is hosting an Open House Thursday May 23 between 9AM and 7PM to celebrate one year of Wightman Fibre to the Home in Stratford! Make plans to visit our office at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3! We’d love to see you!


April 5, 2019

Construction is well underway in Stratford, and our crews are currently working north of Huron in the neighbourhood of John, Huntingdon, and Hibernia Streets.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact


February 25, 2019

 

Fibre to the Home installs are happening throughout the winter months, and outside you may see us working in your neighbourhood on the municipal right-of-ways. We are completing pre-engineering work throughout the City of Stratford, to expedite the construction process once spring comes.

What is pre-engineering?
Pre-engineering can involve any or all of the following activities: Locate markers (the yellow, pink, red, blue, green spray paint and/or flags you see on the ground), mapping, taking measurements.

What’s the purpose of pre-engineering?
Completing this work now will assist us and provide us with more of a jump-start once construction season arrives.

What streets are you working on?
We are working throughout the City of Stratford. You are likely to see us in several neighbourhoods over the next couple of weeks.

What type of equipment is involved in pre-engineering work?
You are likely to see us taking measurements, photos, locating utilities and using spray paint marks and flags to identify them.

What should I do if I see you working near my property or street?
Our pre-engineering work should not affect your property. We do encourage you to visit our Stratford office at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3 for more information about Wightman Fibre to the Home.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up — we don’t want to miss your address. Installs are happening now. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we'll give you the information you need:

  • Sign up online at wightman.ca/signup
  • Visit us in Stratford at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3 (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays and we’re open on Saturdays!) Visit Wightman.ca/contact for our office hours
  • Email ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273


November 23, 2018

While the weather is becoming more like winter, our construction crews are still working away! You’re likely to see our crews working in the area of Mornington Street and Waterloo Street North.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up — we don’t want to miss your address. Installs are happening now. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:


November 2, 2018

Over the next week or so, our crews will be working in the area South of Mornington Street along Elizabeth Street, William Street, Waterloo Street North, Hillcrest Drive, William Street, Haig Street and surrounding area.

In areas that we are working, please be mindful and do not remove pylons, covers, or locate flags! These markings are important and also can present safety hazards if moved.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:


October 19, 2018

You’re likely to see our crews working across our 2018 construction area over the next couple of weeks, including the neighbourhoods of and around Hibernia Street, Huron Street, Glastonbury Crescent, Greenwood Drive, Mornington, Glendon Road, Delamere, and William Street.

Did you know that we use directional boring (also called directional drilling) as the main method for burying our Fibre to the Home infrastructure? This machine is designed for minimal impact to surfaces, and is one of the key components to the construction process.

First step, the drill creates an underground bore path. Second step, the drill literally pulls our conduit back through the underground path (our conduit is the hollow piping you see on those huge reels around town). Third step, our Fibre to the Home lines get blown through the conduit!

As our main Fibre to the Home infrastructure is buried, we’re able to bury Fibre to each property that has signed up for service. Here is the video of our drop conduit machine in case you missed it from a previous post.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss your address. Signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:


October 5, 2018

Over the next week or so, our crews will be working in the area of William Street, Mornington, James, and Waterloo Street North.

It’s important that residents interested in Fibre to the Home sign up as construction is in your area — we don’t want to miss any address, and signing up for Fibre will get your name and address on our list!

Connect with us and we’ll give you all the info you need:


September 27, 2018

Our crews are currently working in the neighbourhood of Kemp Crescent and Simpson Court, installing our facilities on Municipal property.

As mentioned last week, we use the hydrovac method to vacuum dirt out of the area where we need to work, which helps to minimize surface digging and keep our construction as clean as possible (that’s the purpose of the large trucks with the cylinder-shaped body).

After preparing the ground, our horizontal directional drill installs our conduit underground on Municipal property, and then we place fibre into the conduit. After our fibre is in the conduit, we connect (splice) our mainline fibre.

Finally, we’re able to bury fibre from the curb to the exterior of all residences that have signed up for service. This is why it’s crucial that if you want Fibre to the Home, you contact us to let us know, as we will need your permission to bring fibre from the curb to your home. As you’ve likely noticed, we tend to move through neighbourhoods quite quickly!

Please don’t delay — contact us in whatever way is most convenient for you, and we’ll give you the details required to get Fibre to the Home. Installs have already started, and if you want your home to be included, you need to contact us to get your address on our list:

  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays, and we’re open Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: Wightman.ca/contact

 


September 19, 2018

Our crews are working along Mornington Street, as well as in the neighbourhood of Graff Avenue and Kemp Crescent. Over the next several days, our work will be moving down to the neighbourhoods around Glendon Road and Dawson Street.

So what are we doing when you see us working on and around the sidewalks in these areas? We are installing our facilities on Municipal property. We use the hydrovac method to vacuum dirt out of the area where we need to work, which helps to minimize surface digging and keep our construction as clean as possible. Our horizontal directional drill installs our conduit underground on Municipal property, and then we place fibre into the conduit. After our fibre is in the conduit, we connect (splice) our mainline fibre.

After the work of laying our facilities on Municipal property is complete, we’re able to bury fibre from the curb to the exterior of all residences that have signed up for service. This is why it’s crucial that if you want Fibre to the Home, that you contact us to let us know, as we will need your permission to bring fibre from the curb to your home.

You can contact us in whatever way is most convenient for you, and we’ll give you the details required to get Fibre to the Home:

  • Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3, Stratford (and yes, we are open late on Thursdays, and we’re open Saturdays!) Click here for our store hours: wightman.ca/contact

Installs in Stratford have started! Sign up today so that your name and address are on our list!


September 7, 2018

Over the next week, you’re likely to see our construction crews working in the areas of Bedford and Park Lane Drive, Kemp Crescent, and Graff Avenue. We’ll also have a drill in the Normandy Drive area as we continue to lay Fibre conduit on municipal property.

Installs are happening now in Stratford, so just a friendly reminder that if you want Wightman Fibre to the Home service, you must sign up! We will not automatically bring Fibre to your location, so be sure your name and address are on our list!

It’s easy to connect with us — we’ll give you all the details you need to sign up:

  • Email: ftthstratford@wightman.ca
  • Call us: 1-877-863-4273
  • Visit us at 587 Huron Street Unit 3 (and yes, we are open Saturdays from 9AM-5PM!) Click here for a full list of our office hours.


August 31, 2018

Part of the process of bringing Fibre directly to homes involves us installing a drop conduit (hollow piping) through which we’re able to bring Fibre directly to homes!

As technology continues to evolve, new methods of burying conduit do, too! Check out this video of our contract crew installing a drop conduit on a property in Stratford. Not only is it small (and therefore minimally invasive), this machine is operated with a remote control for greater maneuverability in small or congested job sites. The rubber tracks help to minimize any damage or disturbance to the ground, and the point where the conduit is buried appears virtually seamless.

This drop conduit machine is able to bore under driveways and sidewalks, and can bury conduit at depths of 12 inches underground.

We will only make arrangements to bring Fibre directly to your home if you sign up for Wightman Fibre to the Home.

Connect with us today, and we’ll give you all the details you need to sign up:


August 24, 2018

Today we’re talking about the sign up process for Wightman Fibre to the Home.

Why do I have to sign up for Wightman Fibre to the Home?
We will not automatically bring Fibre to your location, so in order to make arrangements to have Fibre brought into your home, we need to know that you want the service. Even current Wightman customers must sign up to have Fibre brought to their home.

What services can I get from Wightman?

  • On the residential side:
    • Amazing Internet with speed tiers as fast as 1 Gbps – all Wightman's Internet packages are unlimited with no usage based billing;
    • Digital TV with crystal-clear HD channels, DVR, Whole Home DVR, and TV Everywhere. We offer a wide selection pre-built packages and standalone channels;
    • Home phone with 10 free features;
    • Mobility service to complete your quad-play bundle.
  • On the business side, we offer all of the above as well as:
    • Business data services;
    • Managed WiFi;
    • Business HPBX (Hosted Private Branch Exchange) or on-premise solutions;
    • CCTV IP cameras and Network Video Recording systems.

What are the benefits for Wightman of signing up for Wightman Fibre to the Home now?
There are some great reasons to sign up for Fibre to the Home now. If you sign up now, your price will be locked in based on our current prices. That could mean signing up today, you would lock in to our 2018 rates, even if you don't get connected until 2020. You will continue to enjoy the price through 2023. Signing up today also allows you to move your internet and/or phone service over to Wightman now, and start to enjoy the experience of being a Wightman customer. Knowing where the most interest is also influences our fibre design, especially in the 2019 and 2020 phases. Also, installation is free while construction is in your area.

How do I sign up for Fibre?
You can start the Fibre sign up process in any of the following ways:
- Visit us at 587 Huron Street, Unit 3 in Stratford (see our office hours here)
- Call us at 1-877-863-4273
- Visit our website at wightman.ca/contact (Select "Fibre to the Home" from the drop down menu)
- Email us ftthstratford@wightman.ca

What happens after I sign up for Fibre?
After you sign up for Fibre, our previewer will make arrangements to come to your home and work with you to determine the best location to bring Wightman Fibre into your home. Once Fibre is brought down your street, we will call you to arrange an installation time that suits you.

 


August 17, 2018

We’re well into our Stratford Fibre to the Home construction project and installations, and one question we frequently get asked is “What are all the flags and markings on the lawn and sidewalk for?”

The flags and markings you may be seeing are called locates. Locates are ground markings that identify where utility lines (such as gas, hydro, cable, water, etc) are located in the ground. These lines are identified using records or special locating equipment.

Another question is, “What do the different colour flags and markings represent?”

Red = Electricity
Yellow = Gas, oil, steam, chemical
Orange = Communications services, cable
Blue = Water
Green = Sewer, storm drain
Pink = Temporary survey markings
Purple = Reclaimed water, irrigation, and slurry lines
White = Proposed excavation

While Dig Safe Month occurs annually in April, Safety is one of our values at Wightman, and locates are a very important part of our construction process. Understanding where utility lines and other services are located underground, helps us to ensure the safety of our workers as well as the safety of the buried lines. Locates help us to determine where Wightman facilities will be buried on municipal property as well as under the ground to your home!

Construction is underway and Fibre to the Home installs are happening now in Stratford. It’s important that if you want Wightman Fibre brought to your location that you sign up so we can ensure that your name is on our list.

Connect with us today, and we will give you all the details you need to sign up:


August 10, 2018

Over the next week or so, you’ll likely notice our contract company, Avertex, working along Mornington Street, as well as in the neighbourhood of Glastonbury and Coriano, as well as finishing up our work on Brett Street.

You may have read in the Beacon Herald that Wightman Fibre to the Home installs are underway: https://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/news/local-news/fibre-project-ahead-of-schedule To be included and have Fibre brought to your location, you need to sign up. For details and more information, please connect with us:


August 3, 2018

With installs underway, our contract company, Avertex continues to along streets in our 2018 construction area, placing Wightman infrastructure on municipal property. You’re likely to see our crews over the next week working on Glastonbury, Nethercott, Coriano, and other streets in the area.

We have started bringing Fibre to the Home directly into homes of people living our 2018 construction area. We will only bring Fibre to your location if you’ve signed up for service, so please contact us for more information on the sign up and installation process:

 


July 27, 2018

It’s official!

Wightman Fibre to the Home installs are happening in Stratford!

We’ve been laying the ground work for Wightman Fibre to the Home through construction activity for the past couple of months, and effective this week, we have started installing Fibre directly into the homes of people living in our 2018 construction area who have signed up for Wightman Fibre to the Home! This is a major milestone in our Fibre to the Home project timeline.

If you live in the following neighbourhoods and you want a direct fibre optic connection brought into your home, reminder to sign up now as installs have started and we don’t want to pass you by:

  • Mornington Street between Graff Avenue and Hibernia Street
  • Glastonbury Drive and surrounding streets
  • Brittania, Charles, Caledonia, and Hibernia Streets
  • Graff Avenue, Glendon Road, and surrounding streets

Only those homes and businesses that have signed up for service will have Fibre brought into their location. Want more details? Email, call, or visit us, and we’ll give you all the information you need to sign up:


July 20, 2018

Ever wonder what’s beneath one of our pedestals? (please don’t remove the lid!) Inside one of our pedestals is a complex network of wiring, from which we distribute our Wightman Fibre. Fun fact: All of Wightman’s pedestals are flush-to-grade!

Over the next week or so, you’re likely to see our contract company, Avertex, working in the following neighbourhoods: Mornington Street between Graff Avenue and Hibernia Street, Glastonbury Drive and surrounding streets, Brittania, Charles, Caledonia, and Hibernia Streets, Graff Avenue, Glendon Road, and surrounding streets.