BUSINESS: HuronTel expands fibre optic-based services into Wingham

NorthHuronLogoWINGHAM – HuronTel is the newest landowner in Wingham’s industrial park, as it gets ready to install fibre optic cable to every doorstep in the town.

HuronTel and the Township of North Huron have announced a deal that clears the way for the provider to build a telecommunications centre that will include room for customer service, installation, and repairs.  From this facility, HuronTel will construct a fibre optic network to connect businesses or residences in Wingham to a number of services the company provides.  Construction will begin this spring and will be completed by the end of the year.  Notification will be provided to residents street by street.

“We are very excited about the project and the opportunity to work with North Huron and advance Wingham’s telecommunications infrastructure,” said HuronTel’s general manager, Glenn Grubb.

“This is great news for Wingham residents and businesses, and it complements other projects and initiatives under way that will generate more investment, residential growth, and economic development,” said Gary Long, who is the township’s CAO and clerk.

“North Huron continues to develop as a regional commercial and service hub and this is reflected in the substantial public and private investments,” he said.

Since 2008, HuronTel has been building out its fibre optic network and is currently providing its fibre-based services in Goderich, Lucknow, and portions of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Huron-Kinloss, and Kincardine.

HuronTel has approximately 10,000 customers in the local region and 100 years of history behind it.

For more information about fibre optics, please visit HuronTel’s website at

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