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Triple Threat: Bell Canada and FirstLight Announce Three New High-Speed Data Routes between Canada and US

They say good things come in threes, and that is definitely the case when it comes to Bell Canada’s recent announcement of three new unique wavelength high-speed data routes between three major data hubs — Secaucus, NJ, Toronto and Montréal. 

In partnership with FirstLight Fiber, the new routes offer speeds up to 400G and will deliver increased capacity and connectivity required by large cloud and data centre providers, further enabling fast, reliable and secure transport of voice, data and video between Canada and the U.S.

“With continued growth in data demand, – particularly because of cloud technology and AI delivered by leading telecom networks like Bell Canada – we are excited to fortify Bell’s extensive footprint further with these new routes, which will enable faster and more reliable data transport between the major hubs in Secaucus, Toronto, and Montréal,” said Ivan Mihaljevic, SVP, Bell Wholesale. 

Delivering Resiliency and Redundancy Between Key Markets
As Secaucus is a major U.S. data centre hub with explosive growth and customer demand, this move supports Bell’s plan to increase network resilience. The new routes will terminate in Equinix’s data centre campus in Secaucus and will allow traffic flow into the U.S., fortifying the networks for Bell customers.

The new routes will provide a triple threat of resiliency and redundancy (aka “triversity”) into the NJ/NYC metro area, bypassing New York City for two of the routes:

  • Toronto – Secaucus
  • Montréal – Secaucus, via Albany
  • Montréal – Secaucus, via the Maritimes, going through Manhattan

In addition to existing routes to New York City, these new routes will also enable triversity into the Big Apple:

  • Toronto – Secaucus – NYC
  • Montréal – NYC, via Albany
  • Montréal – NYC, via the Maritimes

Triple Win for Bell Customers
Bell offers a comprehensive portfolio of IP, broadband and voice access solutions to meet its customers networking and interconnection needs – securely, reliably and cost-effectively. And with the new routes in place between the U.S. and Canada, customers will benefit from additional connectivity, reliability and redundancy — it’s a win-win-win. 

For more information about the new routes, check out the full announcement here. If you are interested in learning more about Bell Canada and its solutions, visit the company website.  

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