Fibre optic Internet

How to bring your community into the fibre future

Want to stream high-def Apple TV to your heart’s content? Tired of constant buffering on Netflix? Sick of gamer lag on PlayStation or Xbox Live? You need fibre optic Internet.

Unfortunately you can’t just call up the cable guy—whether he’s a friend or super-creepy foe—and ask him to tap into existing telephone or TV cables to get it. Fibre optic networks move massive amounts of data by transmitting beams of pure light, instead of electricity. That means an entirely new infrastructure is needed to bring the near unlimited data-capacity of fibre networks to new communities.

But building that new fibre optic network is a major undertaking. Every kilometre has to be carefully planned in coordination with city planners. The new network has to fit in seamlessly with the existing utilities infrastructure. It’s a painstaking and costly process. And once the exhaustive planning phase is complete, an equally methodical construction phase begins, in which thousands of kilometres of fibre optic cable are put down and gridded up together, section by section.

Who is Axia?

Art Price CEO


It started with a simple idea.

Like all great companies, it started with a simple idea.  Over a decade ago, we looked at the variable quality of Internet service available to Albertans and thought – we can do better!

Our team set out to provide flexible, dependable quality Internet at an affordable price for all Albertans – not just those living in the big cities.

Today, community leaders know that having reliable, high speed Internet is vital to attracting and building a vibrant population. Rural communities have just as much need as major urban centres for genuine and affordable, high speed Internet with world-class communication capabilities.


Tired of slow Internet? Join Generation AXIA and become the next fibre optic community

Calgary, Alberta (September 23, 2015) – Axia is today launching the Generation Axia campaign to bring fibre optic Internet to more rural Alberta communities in 2016. While the province’s largest Internet service providers are focused on delivering fibre optic Internet to major urban centres, Axia is committed to connecting rural Alberta residents with each other and the world.


After securing 30% of community sign up, construction of a new fibre optic network begins in Nobleford, Alberta.

Nobleford, AB – By advocating to get 30% of homes and local businesses to register their interest at, Nobleford has secured their community as the next rural community to receive fibre optic infrastructure from Axia. Starting immediately, Axia will begin construction on a next generation fibre optic network in Nobleford, Alberta, bringing unprecedented speed and reliability to homes and businesses within the community.