Execulink invests in fibre network

Tillsonburg Mayor Stephen Molnar (left) congratulates Ian Stevens, President and CEO of Execulink Telecom, on Execulink's 'Fibre to Home' announcement last Thursday in Tillsonburg. (Chris Abbott/Tillsonburg News) jpg, TN

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Execulink Telecom is moving forward with its plan to bring ‘Fibre to the Home’ services to homes and businesses Tillsonburg.

On Thursday in the Lions Den at the Tillsonburg Community Centre, Ian Stevens, President and CEO of Execulink Telecom, noted that Execulink – a locally owned company – has been servicing Oxford County for over 100 years and has made significant investments in many towns in the region.

“I’m pleased to share some exciting news for the town of Tillsonburg,” said Stevens.

“Tillsonburg is a town rich with innovation and economic development. It’s progressiveness fits the mold of an Execulink community. Therefore I’m thrilled to let you know that Execulink has chosen Tillsonburg to be our next Fibre-built community. Fibre is the next generation technology that is replacing traditional delivery methods of telecom services.”

The infrastructure going into the ground represents an investment of tens of millions of dollars, and will eventually bring Fibre to every street in Tillsonburg – within two to two-and-a-half years – and then delivered into customers’ homes. This type of investment, said Stevens, probably hasn’t been seen in town since early 1980s TV services were installed.

“Execulink’s Fibre underground infrastructure is unaffected by weather and allows for reliable TV and phone services with the fastest internet speeds. When our Fibre is directly installed into our customers’ homes and businesses they get the telecom experience they deserve.”

Construction started on the northeast side of town about four weeks ago.

A new storefront will be opened in Tillsonburg in the spring of 2020 at 161 Broadway. Customers in the northeast section of Tillsonburg could be connected as early as late spring-early summer 2020.

“At Execulink, we believe that an awesome telecom experience starts with being present and supporting our local community.

“We are very excited to be part of the Tillsonburg community. I’d like to conclude with Execulink’s commitment to delivering awesome Telecom service and experience. We are very excited to be your new neighbours and to bring Fibre to homes and businesses in the town of Tillsonburg.”

Answering questions from the audience, Stevens said pricing will be competitive ‘produce to product.’

“If you are using our services today you would expect to see very similar pricing on the Fibre services.”

He noted Fibre speeds will be up to 1Gb/sec, but the Fibre technology is capable of more with enhanced electronics.

“It’s setting Tillsonburg up to have the speeds that everybody needs for 30-50 years in the future.

“The reliability, the quality of the signal across the Fibre structure is unparalleled compared to previous technologies. What would a consumer expect? Things that were a bit clunky in the past are much better. It will be a big step up. They should experience speeds that… they are paying for and the quality of the service is crisp and clean.”

“This is an Oxford local success story,” said Tillsonburg Mayor Stephen Molnar. “And we welcome them on this larger level to the Town of Tillsonburg.

“Execulink… have really always been at the root of community,” said Molnar. “They do so many things here in Tillsonburg in supporting our youth, supporting a healthy lifestyle, and we were able to recently share internationally, some of the benefits of locally owned investment in technology in STEM procedures – being science, technology, engineering and math – as Mr. (Cephas) Panschow and I have just returned from an international trade mission where technology is at the forefront.”