Oh, Happy Day it is official! Sandy and Ruth MacKay of Lyons Brook became the first homeowner to hook up to our MOPC fibre high-speed network. We will be testing our fibre network throughout the summer with several residents in the Lyons Brook area to make sure it is working well.
Crews will continue stringing fibre on poles in the county so that when testing is complete, people will be able to hook up to the service through an internet service provider. Our goal is to have a majority of the homes in rural Pictou County which are eligible for fibre be ready for service by the end of 2023.
Internet service providers that will be leasing our fibre to provide you service will be announced soon. Keep an eye on your mailbox because the information will be coming to you via mail and on our website at www.ruralnet.munpict.ca.
In regard to wireless service, towers are currently being erected. All of our towers are expected to be serviceable by the end of summer/early fall.
We know this has been a long time coming and there has been a lot of planning done behind the scenes to get to this point, but we couldn't be more thrilled to have reached this milestone.