FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2022
HALIFAX, NS - Eastlink announced today that the company is nearing completion of a multi-year infrastructure upgrade project that will help secure future growth and enhanced network resiliency.
“We built this facility not only to address growth in our national customer base and the current need for ever-increasing capacity but also in anticipation of future growth,” said Jeff Gillham, CEO Eastlink. “We’ve always taken a proactive approach to investing to ensure our customers get the quality and stability of service they deserve and expect.”
The most advanced energy efficient facility the company has ever built, this new, state-of-the-art facility features robust backup systems, redundancy and the ability to grow with the company for many years to come.
“Over the past several years, particularly during the pandemic, internet usage has grown exponentially,” said Steve Irvine, VP Engineering and CTO Eastlink. “Our internet offering has been strong and we want to keep it that way through investments that will ensure the long term reliability of our network. This significant infrastructure project reflects our ongoing commitment to further strengthen the resiliency of our core services.”
Construction on the purpose-built Halifax facility began three years ago and supports the continued growth of internet, data and video streaming platforms for both residential and business customers of all sizes.
Eastlink has invested $880M over the last five years in building, maintaining and upgrading its fibre-based and mobile networks, systems and services across its Canadian footprint.
Eastlink is a proud Canadian, family-owned technology and communications company. Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and mobile networks and driven by its core spirit of entrepreneurialism, Eastlink delivers world-class communications services, including high speed internet, mobile, TV, phone, data services, security and smart home solutions and to residential to business and public sector customers in seven provinces across Canada and Bermuda. Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Eastlink shares local and regional stories on Community TV about the people, places and events that shape the communities we serve.
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