Bruce Telecom Bringing Fibre to Chesley Home Service in April


Contact Information:
Tom Sullivan, President & CEO

January 15, 2019


Chesley, Ontario – Bruce Telecom is bringing Fibre to the Home Service to the residents of Chesley beginning in April 2019. Fibre optic service offers the fastest Internet speeds available, operating at the speed of light. By the time construction is complete, bandwidth capacity for Fibre to the Home Service will be offered at up to 1 gigabit per second to each home.
“It is a tremendous opportunity for Bruce Telecom to connect with the community of Chesley. We look forward to meeting all of the local residents and business owners very soon,” said Tom Sullivan at the Arran-Elderslie Municipal Council Chambers on January 14, 2019.

Construction will begin with the installation of conduits on the North side of the river, followed by the South side of the river, moving from East to West in each residential area. Downtown businesses will be serviced in the final phase of the project. Construction will commence in April.

A temporary pop-up store will open downtown on 64 1st Avenue South, next to the McIntee Real Estate office this spring and will be occupied until late autumn. The store will allow residents to sign up for the many highspeed Internet, phone, TV, streaming, wireless phone and bundling options in person.

Bruce Telecom will communicate the progress of each phase and will be setting up a phoneline dedicated to the project. A community townhall meeting will be scheduled in the coming months.

The Bruce Telecom story began when a group of farmers got together in 1911 to form the Bruce Municipal Telephone System. Now over 100 years later, with 75 employees and three stores all within surrounding communities, Bruce Telecom has positioned itself as a communications leader within the region. For more information please visit:

Free WiFi Now Available in Downtown Kincardine

Picture this…  

Strolling along the friendly sidewalks of beautiful downtown Kincardine, and you think to yourself – what is the most popular ice cream flavor in Canada?  Maybe chocolate, vanilla, or maybe it’s maple? The majority of us carry a cellphone that we quickly pull out to get immediate answers to our very important questions.

Now for the good news… you can answer all those trivial questions without touching your wireless data!

That’s right – we are pleased to announce that in partnership with the Municipality of Kincardine and the Kincardine BIA, Bruce Telecom is offering FREE WiFi in downtown Kincardine.

Whether you are a resident, or just here visiting (aka- here for the ice cream), we are offering top notch free Wifi on the sidewalks of downtown Kincardine.  From Victoria Park to Broadway we want your experience of our friendly community to be everything you imagined plus more!

Look for our FREE WIFI signs downtown Kincardine while enjoying the sights and sounds our community has to offer. And we fully expect to see #kincardineicecreamselfies all over social media!

Security is Key

The moment you lose your phone is usually sheer panic. Take a deep breath: you’ve taken all the measures to protect it…right?

If you haven’t already, here are some tips on mobile security for the next time you leave it in a coffee shop or washroom stall (we’ve all done it once).

  • Put a passcode on it. Yes, it locks every minute or so but this will make it harder for others to get into your phone.
  • Locate it – duh! Some smartphones have the capability of being tracked by another device. If you’re able to add that capability, you may find your mobile on the beach where you left it!
  • Wipe it clean – not (just) literally. If you think someone has your smartphone, sometimes you can set up a remote wipe. Remember to have a backup of personal items so you can do so confidently.
  • Fight the urge. Public Wi-Fi is not secure, so be attentive to what you’re using it for. Don’t do your banking while you’re at the coffee shop!

Keep Your Smartphone Battery Healthy

Our mobile devices have become our lifeline. It’s important to keep them healthy so that we can have them at our fingertips (literally). But, a fully-charged battery doesn’t mean it’s healthy. The biggest complaint with some mobiles is battery-life – and it’s usually a short one.

How can we prevent the slow electronic-sucking zombies from taking our battery-life? Keep it healthy.

Here are some tips on how to keep your smartphone alive longer:

  • Don’t overcharge. Most smartphones contain a lithium-ion battery, which means it needs to be treated differently. Keeping it charged more than 50% is important – but not at 100%. Somewhere between 50-80% throughout the day will give the lithium-ion battery a good workout without overworking it. When the percent starts to dip down, just plug it in a couple of times throughout the day to give it a little juice. Don’t go from zero to 100, as that is more damaging and straining on the battery.
  • Keep it cool. No one (or thing) likes to be overheated.
  • Check those apps. Some apps can be a real drain on your battery. Maybe you think the battery is dying, but really, all your games are running in the background. Check the settings to see what is running and when. Location Services is usually a culprit!
  • Sleep. We all love it, and your mobile does too. Turning your mobile off to give it some rest can help it charge more quickly. And, if you’re in a ‘dead zone’, your mobile will continue to search for a signal, whether it’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (which should be turned off unless you’re using it) or network – shutting it off will minimize its efforts.

Basically, treat your smartphone like you’d treat yourself – it likes to be comfy and relaxed too.

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