January 9th, 2018
In spring of 2017 Valley Fiber submitted three proposals to the Government of Canada’s Connect to Innovate Program. The program is under the leadership of the Honourable Navdeep Bains Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.
Today, we are happy to inform you that one of the three submissions has been approved for funding of $10.3 million. It was officially announced this morning at the Millennium Library in Winnipeg.
“We are very excited to be working with the department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development to deploy the necessary infrastructure in order to raise the internet speed to underserviced areas of southern Manitoba”. – Hank Wall CEO
This project will allow Valley Fiber to connect currently underserved communities with dedicated next generation speeds at affordable rates. This will also allow residents, schools, businesses, and various community hubs within Pembina Valley communities access to enhanced 10Gbps services that has not otherwise been available. This allows the private and public sectors to gain access to fast and reliable internet and transport services while providing them with a much-needed service upgrade providing required access to critical social and economic infrastructure.
May 23rd, 2017
Valley Fiber’s plan to bring the fastest Internet on the planet to Winkler is breaking ground.
The first of many feet of fiber optic was installed on Friday, laying the groundwork for an eventual city-wide network.
It is “…the start of the next generation of economic development for the community,” Valley Fiber CEO Hank Wall explains.
As a proof of concept, the Rosebrook development north of the city will be first in line for 1,000 Mbps underground fiber optic Internet.
Valley Fiber’s Central Office is expected to be finished by July, before expanding service to Winkler residents north of Highway 14 in August.Read More
March 29th, 2017
The plan to transform Winkler into the Silicon Valley of Southern Manitoba is receiving national attention.
Valley Fiber, the new locally owned company developed out of Valley Internet Service Provider, has set their sights on hooking up every building and residence within city limits to the fastest internet connection in the country.
If successful, the average household could receive internet speeds of 1,000 Mbps.
The average in Winkler is closer to five.Read More
February 27th, 2017
A local company hopes to bring some of the fastest Internet speeds in North America to every business and home in Winkler, transforming the city into a tech powerhouse.
“It’s a game changer,” Winkler Mayor Martin Harder says.
Valley Fiber aims to begin installing high-speed fiber-optic lines throughout the city this summer.
“[With] what we’ve done so far, and the partners we have in place and the technology we’re about to debut, we will very likely be the fastest ISP (Internet Service Provider) in Canada,” Valley Fiber CEO Hank Wall says.Read More