When a group of farmers got together in 1911 to form the Bruce Municipal Telephone System, they could never have imagined what the company or its products would look like over 100 years later. Now, with over 80 employees and three stores all within surrounding communities, Bruce Telecom has positioned itself as a leader in communications in the region.
The company converted from a subscriber-owned system to a public utility in 1991. Bruce Telecom is owned by the Corporation of the Municipality of Kincardine and is controlled and managed through a Council appointed Municipal Services Board. Bruce Telecom has always been committed to success and to the surrounding communities it services. Our telephony, cellular and IPTV operations are all federally regulated under the Telecommunications Act, the Broadcast Act and the Radio Communications Act. These acts are administered by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) and to a lesser extent, Industry Canada.
Bruce Telecom has distinguished itself as one of the first fully-digital multi-exchange telephone companies in North America. This commitment to innovation continues today as Bruce Telecom has aggressively deployed a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) platform in high growth areas. Bruce Telecom has also integrated VDSL2 technology utilizing existing copper infrastructure to achieve high quality broadband services. The continued dedication and commitment of Bruce Telecom's 80 plus employees is the underlying factor to unsurpassed customer service excellence. This has allowed us to provide world class telecommunications with traditional phone services (ILEC & CLEC), VoIP, internet, cellular, IPTV and on demand TV services. Our current service area extends from Kincardine north to Saugeen Shores, up to Owen Sound along the shores of Georgian Bay and inland to Paisley.
Bruce Telecom continues to play an avid role in its surrounding communities and is committed to maintaining its leadership in communications.