Fiber Optic Internet is Coming to Delburne
March 9, 2020
Village of Delburne – The Village of Delburne, in partnership with Red Deer County, is excited to announce that fiber optic high speed internet will be coming to Delburne. This will make Delburne the smallest community in Alberta to have 1 gigabyte internet service.
Red Deer County has amended their budget from 2 million to 4 million dollars to bring a fiber optic network through Red Deer County to Delburne. On March 3, 2020, Delburne Council amended their Capital Budget and Capital Plan to include the installation of fiber optic services. The high-speed internet project is an investment of 1.15 million dollars which will be covered off by grants and borrowing.
Delburne Mayor Bill Chandler says, “We sincerely appreciate all that Red Deer County has done as this project would not be available to us without them.”
Delburne Council and Administration believe the fiber optic network is a valuable investment in the community’s future as it will provide residents and businesses with state-of-the-art internet access. Increased communication, a reliable network and a boost in economic development opportunities are just some of the benefits of providing fiber optics to the Village.
Installation is forecasted to be complete by Fall 2020.