Our MOPC Rural Broadband Network will allow for everyday use such as streaming movies and working from home, but it will also be a network that will create a permanent and long-lasting telecommunication infrastructure. It will serve as an economic development tool, increase property values, and improve the quality of life for our citizens.
The MOPC’s Rural Broadband Network is different from any other in Atlantic Canada because it is an open-access network. This means any internet service provider can lease our fibre to provide you with service. More service providers create a competitive marketplace that gives you more pricing and package options.
What is fibre internet?
Fibre service is a district line of fibre from a utility pole outside your home to a small box on the outside of your home. Another small box will be plugged into your home, all free of charge for now. After this is complete, the internet service provider you have chosen will supply you with the equipment needed to provide you with the internet.
When can I expect fibre in my area?
You can input your address at this link for a projected timeline of when fibre internet will be available to you. Please note, this timeline may change as the project proceeds.
How fast is it?
Unlike wireless, fibre offers consistent speeds of up to 1 Gb without any interference from weather or landscapes.
What does it cost?
The MOPC is not selling high-speed fibre service directly to residents. Instead, it is leasing its fibre and equipment to internet service providers (Purple Cow, TNC Wireless and NCS) and these providers will be the companies that provide you internet and bill you for the service. They each have their own costs depending on the package they sell you. Pricing currently is between $30 and $100 a month
How do I sign up?
Go to the website https://marketplace.munpict.ca/ to sign up for the service or call one of our service providers directly.