The Alberta Networks project is a build to own fiber to the premise (“FTTP”) network serving the suburban Edmonton region. The Project will ultimately serve 66 000 premises across the greater metropolitan area. The Project is separated into two phases, Southeast Phase and West Phase. The Southeast Phase will be built first and initially serve the cities of Beaumont, Sherwood Park, Vermilion and Hamlet of Nisku (collectively known as the “ or “Southeast Phase Cities”).
The cities are currently underserved by their existing ISPs, which have not invested in fiber in these communities. A fiber network will be key to maintain their existing economic base and any future growth.
The Project was developed in conjunction with the local municipalities which has resulted in a combination of exclusive LOIs, publicly tendered RFPs won by Meridiam and its partner, Digital Infrastructure Group (“ DIG”), a fiber network developer.
ESG/SDG Key Facts
This project underpins the Beaumont Innovation Campus development that the city is undertaking The Beaumont Innovation Campus will bring 2 000 jobs to the community and started construction in Summer 2021.
The project will increase the region’s attractiveness as a bedroom community to Edmonton as work from home increases.
The project creates opportunities to connect underserved communities and increase services like telehealth.
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