BÉCANCOUR — Since January of 2017, more than 3,200 buildings have access to fiber optics up to the house on the territory of the RCM of Bécancour. Gold, more than 900 households are connected, which corresponds to an average of 30 %.
“This is a slight increase compared to our initial objectives. In some municipalities, the rate of turnout reached 69 %, while the latest municipalities to have access to the network represent a connection of 6 %, ” says the prefect Mario Lyonnais.
“In the majority of municipalities in which the network of the optical fiber is deployed and accessible, there is a real need for our population to benefit from this new technology, the figures can be clearly demonstrated. The 12 municipalities have had reason to go forward with this joint project and daring in order to better serve our citizens,” says the mayor of Sainte-Françoise.
The supplier of services authorized by the MRC of Bécancour, Sogetel, offers its services on the whole territory, with the exception of the City of Bécancour, “which will soon be served”. Thus, many citizens now have access to the services of highly technological Sogetel, including television, high-speed Internet and home phone, and this at a competitive price and comparable to the prices offered in urban areas.
“If you are not yet plugged into the network of fiber optic, you can do it now,” Mr. Lyon. “Subscribe to the services offered by Sogetel via the optical fiber enables you to download content quickly, use multiple devices at the same time, to view videos in high-definition, instantly, to play online and enjoy a television service that adapts to your interests. Beyond these advancements, the fiber is continuously improving your daily life and it is no longer an option but a real necessity. For companies, the very high speed connection applies to all areas and all skills, with the improvement of the productivity as the final goal”, pleaded he.
For those interested in connecting to the network of the optical fiber of the MRC of Bécancour and which are located in Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Fortierville, Lemieux, Manseau, Parisville, Saint-Cécile-de-Lévrard, Sainte-Françoise, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford, Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets and Saint-Sylvère, they are invited to communicate with Sogetel at 1 866 764-3835 or via the website sogetel.com.