On Monday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told reporters he hopes to see a “great fiber optic city” in the city.
He said it was the time to build that city, and it is “time for us to do that.”
He also announced the city’s participation in the new National Broadband Network, which will enable the city to connect with more than 100 million homes.
The city is also set to begin testing fiber optic cables on its city-owned water distribution system in 2018.
The mayor said that city would have to “get used to paying for cable.”
He added that his goal was to bring the cost of broadband to as little as $10 per month.
“You can’t afford cable anymore,” he said.
In his speech, Ford also announced plans to introduce a national fibre optic broadband initiative, the Mayor’s Connect, that would provide high-speed broadband to 100 million people. “
It is time for us, and we are going to do it, to get cable to as low as $20 a month, and that’s what we’re going to be able to do.”
In his speech, Ford also announced plans to introduce a national fibre optic broadband initiative, the Mayor’s Connect, that would provide high-speed broadband to 100 million people.
The initiative, which is being led by the Canadian government, is expected to cost about $2 billion and will take four to six years to complete.
Toronto will be the first Canadian city to receive the new national broadband network, which was launched earlier this year and will be rolled out in 2021.
Ford also unveiled a plan to expand the citywide broadband network to include the surrounding suburbs, which he said is a “must” in order to ensure the city can continue to attract business.
He also promised to continue to invest in infrastructure that will allow the city and surrounding communities to continue thriving.
In addition to providing fiber optic service, Ford said he would also be introducing the city into the national broadband initiative.
The National Broadwave Network, as it’s known, will allow for “a global network of the fastest, most reliable and most secure internet access,” the mayor said.