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Fibre optic network being installed on Vancouver Island

Residents will be contacted by the company seeking permission to access property
Crews from Grey Wolf Communications installing fibre-optic cable in Ladysmith that will soon give residents the opportunity for enhanced communications and internet service. The same work is about to begin in Campbell River. (Duck Paterson/Black Press photo)

A private company is in the process of installing a fibre optic network for TELUS in multiple Vancouver Island communities.

F3 Networks Canada Inc. has been hired by TELUS to bring the “Purfibre” services to homes across the Island. It means you will be contacted by a company representative looking to access your property to install the line from the street (or a utility pole) to a telecommunications box on the side of the house.

You won’t be charged for anything and you don’t have to accept the service when it becomes available, says Abby Al-Qadah, a representative of F3 Networks.

“TELUS is the main provider looking to lease the line,” Al-Qadah said. “Our job is to specifically lay the fibre optic.”

F3 Networks Canada Inc., will have a team going door-to-door to explain the process. There will not be any work done on private property without the homeowner’s permission. The information collected will be used for F3’s records to know which homes have a fibre optic cable connnection completed.

During the construction, the fibre optic cable installation will attempt to follow the same path as existing utility services. If your residence is service from a pole, then the fibre cable will come from the same pole infrastructure via a similar path from pole to premises. If your area is serviced via a buried power and communications facilitires, F3 will strive to use existing conduit infrastructure available, or install new infrastructure where no existing conduit is present.

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Once the project is completed, residents will have access to a lightning-fast internet connection that is never shared and never slows down, even during peak hours, the company says. The project will be completed at no cost to you or yur municipality.

Campbell River issued a statement on Friday, May 24, acknowledging the project.

“We have connected with F3 Networks Canada Inc. and TELUS to ensure improved communications are shared with Campbell River residents moving forward,” according to a city statement.

For any questions related to the fibre optic build, contact F3 Networks Canada Inc. by emailing or by calling 778-200-9100.

Alistair Taylor

About the Author: Alistair Taylor

I have been editor of the Campbell River Mirror since 1989. Our team takes great pride in serving our community.
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