Clayton Expansion Project – Week 12 Update

Map of Fibre Project in Clayton Ontario.We are getting closer to the end of the project, and we are continuing to work hard every day to keep the project moving along. Thankfully, Mother Nature has been on our side so far – and we’re hoping it stays that way this week!

Last week was a busy week for the Storm team in Clayton. We were able to make great progress on splicing, completing Clayton Road, 3C and 4B. The team also began and completed trenching on Clayton Lake Road and Tatlock Road, and will be starting to pull the fibre through the conduit on Clayton Lake Road this week.

To date, our totals on the project are: 14 km trenched, 5.7 km pulled, and 5.7 km spliced.

Are you wondering if you will be able to have a fibre network connection at your home? For more information, please contact:

We’re Hiring!

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? We are always looking for field technicians! We are also currently looking for help with remediation in Clayton.

If you or someone you know is interested, send your resume and cover letter to hr@corp.storm.ca 

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Storm Internet is in Barrie, Ontario!

Field Tech crossing a bridge with magenta flowers on a scissor lift

Back in fall of 2019, we were given the opportunity to provide wireless Internet to the waterfront of Barrie, Ontario, specifically between Heritage Park and 205 Lakeshore Drive. Those who are walking along the waterfront, or spending the day at the beach, are able to connect whenever they want to the Storm engineered and installed wireless Internet . This was made possible by provisioning 20 access points across approximately 2km along the shoreline. The project was very successful, with many users connecting every single day. This was phase one of the project.

Phase two was set to take place in the summer of 2020, which was to install wireless Internet access on Dunlop Street W and E. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this phase was delayed. Thankfully, as active cases began to decrease and vaccines became more widely available, we were able to get a team to Barrie in July 2021 to start back up.

Two field technicians on scissor lift installing Wi-Fi to light post in BarrieThe Storm team on site – two of our Field Technicians, Arndt and Carson, and our Network Specialists, Bob and Louie – made the journey from Ottawa to Barrie to get things going again, spending a total of four days there.

They began at City Hall, where they upgraded the services and node in order to increase bandwidth for the additional infrastructure. Once completed, the team moved onto starting their work on Dunlop St W and Dunlop St E, installing an additional 5 access points along the road, providing wireless Internet access on the street. In total, they installed Wi-Fi over approximately a 1 km stretch down Dunlop St W and E.

After a few days of installing equipment and testing, we are pleased to announce that free Wi-Fi is available to those on Dunlop St, in the area of Bayfield Street. This has been an ongoing project over the past two years, and Storm is happy to be able to provide Barrie with the wireless network connections they need.

Clayton Expansion Project – Week 11 Update

Wooden fence along the side of the road, surrounded by grass on a cloudy day

We’re already halfway through September, which means we are officially halfway through the project. We have gotten a lot of work done over the past couple of months,

 and we look forward to having more customers connected every week.

Last week, the trenching process continued on Tatlock Road, and will be finished this week. Also, the fibre has been pulled in the conduit on all of Clayton Road, 3B and 4C and is ready to be spliced!

This week, the team will begin trenching on Clayton Lake Road and pulling the pull strings through the conduit on Wolf Grove Road. We connected an additional 5 households, bringing our total to 15 connections to date.

This week, our totals on the project are 11.2 km trenched, 5.7 km pulled, and 3.1 km spliced.

Other News

As mentioned before, our pylons were stolen off Wolf Grove Road a few weeks ago. The pylons are there to ensure everyone’s safety. Storm blocks off any construction sites with these pylons to prevent someone from getting injured. If you see these pylons on the side of the road during off hours, please leave them.

Storm is continuing to look for some new hires. We’re looking for some Field Technicians, as well as someone who is qualified to help with remediation in Clayton. If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@corp.storm.ca

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Clayton Expansion Project – Week 10 Update

The summer has flown by and we are already one week into September, and we are progressing nicely on our fibre expansion project in Clayton, ON. We started back in July and are expected to go until mid-November, 2021.

Construction workers trenching in Clayton

Since the start of the project, we have worked on many roads, including Ramsay Concession 3C, Bowland Road, and Clayton Road. But what have we been working on over the past week?

Last week, we began the process of trenching down Tatlock Road, between Galbraith and Short.

Over the past week, we’ve been making great progress on Clayton Road, where we began pulling fibre. This phase is expected to be completed by the end of this week.

We’ve been making great progress since the beginning of the project. To date, there is a total of 10.5 km trenched, 3.4 km of fibre pulled, and 2.6 km spliced.

Next up, we’ll be pulling fibre on 4C and 3B.

We’re Hiring!

Storm is continuing to look for some new hires. We’re looking for some Field Technicians, as well as someone who is qualified to help with remediation in Clayton. If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@corp.storm.ca

As always, don’t forget to follow us on social media!

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Now Accepting Visa Debit Cards

At Storm Internet, we are happy to announce that we are now able to accept Visa Debit cards! This has been something we have been looking into for a while, and it’s finally here! Making payments online has never been easier.

You can view your account details at portal.storm.ca

For any questions or concerns, give us a call at 1.866.257.8676

Clayton Expansion Project – Week 9 Update

We’re at the end of August, and we’re already onto week 9 of our Fibre Expansion Project. Every week, we’re working on something different. We are even starting to connect customers!

This week, the trenching process begins on Tatlock Road between Galbraith and Short wStorm van with air compressorhile our second team works on cleaning up on 3B and 4C.

Later this week, we will be pulling fibre in the conduit on Clayton Road. 

In total, we have trenched 9,012 m, pulled 2,080 m of fibre, and 1,600 m is spliced. 

Last week, we mentioned that we are going to be starting to connect customers to the Internet. This week, we are happy to announce that we officially have 10 households connected! There will be more customers connected every week.

Other News

As mentioned before, our pylons were stolen off Wolf Grove Road a few weeks ago. The pylons are there to ensure everyone’s safety. Storm blocks off any construction sites with these pylons to prevent someone from getting injured. If you see these pylons on the side of the road during off hours, please leave them.

Storm is continuing to look for some new hires. We’re looking for some Field Technicians, as well as someone who is qualified to help with remediation in Clayton. If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@corp.storm.ca

As always, don’t forget to follow us on social media!

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Clayton Expansion Project – Week 8 Update

Welcome to Clayton Mississippi Mills SignIt’s hard to believe that we’re already two months into this expansion project! Over the past two months, we’ve worked on multiple roads in the Clayton area, including Bowland, Clayton, and Tatlock Roads. We’re continuing to move forward and start trenching on new roads. Here is the latest updates:

  • Last week on Clayton Road, our fibre pulling team pulled the fibre pull string through the conduit. This means the next step in this process is pulling the fibre through, which will be worked on this week.
  • Also happening this week, we are beginning to trench on 4C and 3B.

Back at the beginning of July, the first road we started the project on was Ramsay Concession 3C. The trenching and pulling fibre is all completed. This means that we are starting to connect the first round of customers to fibre to the home this week! We are happy to have so many loyal customers in the Clayton area, and we can’t wait to start connecting more customers to the new fibre network.

The Street Team is Back!

Last week, we had another street team in the area, spreading the word of delivering fibre to the area. We spent lots of time talking with the community, and were happy to hear that there is plenty of excitement among the homeowners of the area. There have been a few questions that have come up to us about certain processes and pricing. We are working to answer those questions for you as soon as we can. Keep your eyes peeled – we will make a blog post with answers when they become available!

Other News

We mentioned last week that some of our pylons used on site were stolen off Wolf Grove Road a few weeks back. If you know what may have happened to them, please don’t hesitate to contact us! The pylons are there to ensure everyone’s safety. Storm blocks off any construction sites with these pylons to prevent someone from getting injured. If you see these pylons on the side of the road during off hours, please leave them.

Storm is continuing to look for some new hires. We’re looking for some Field Technicians, as well as someone who is qualified to help with remediation in Clayton. If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@corp.storm.ca

As always, don’t forget to follow us on social media!

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Service Outage

There is currently an outage with Bell, affecting many of our customers. We have been receiving an increased amount of phone calls due to the outage. We are currently working on a solution to get our customers back up and running as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bell Internet Outage

Clayton Expansion Project – What Have we Been up to?

Over the past couple of weeks, the Storm team has been working their way through Clayton, Ontario, to provide residents with a Fibre to the Home connection. Here’s a recap of what’s been going on over the past three weeks:

  • Our trenching team has been working on trenching Clayton road for the past two weeks. They’re nearing the final stages of trenching for this section of road, hoping to finish up this process by the end of this week.
  • Bowland road began a few weeks back, where the team trenched approximately a total of 7km. Last week, the fibre was pulled.
  • Ramsay Concession 3C is where we started the whole project back in July, and has now moved onto fibre splicing over the past week.

Clayton Outreach Road Map

This is what we can expect to see this week:

  • Our team will start trenching on 3B and 4C.
  • We will continue working on Clayton Road, pulling fibre through the conduit.
  • Our technicians will be starting home drops on Bowland Road.

We have started trenching on Wolf Grove. We have currently put this on hold as we continue to work on other roads in Clayton.

In total, we are excited to say we’ve placed a total of 7,342 m of conduit in the ground.

Our Street Team

Last week, we had a few team members out in Clayton going door-to-door to spread the word about expanding our fibre network. All of the feedback we received was all positive, and all the potential customers we met were all wonderful people! We are more than happy to get out into our communities to spread the word about what’s going on with Storm Internet.

You may see our marketing team out there a few times, getting some pictures of the construction on the different roads. Feel free to say hello if you spot us!

Street Team and Construction

Be on the Lookout!

It has come to our attention that a few weeks back, there have been a number of pylons that disappeared from our site on Wolf Grove Road.

These pylons are in place for everyone’s safety. Storm blocks off any construction sites with these pylons to prevent someone from getting injured. If you see these pylons on the side of the road during off hours, please leave them.

Description: orange pylons with the Storm logo painted on them (see image).  If you know what happened to them, or have any information, please contact us at 613-567-6585 you can let people know that we have a “no questions asked” return policy, we just want to keep everyone safe.

Storm Pylons

We’re Hiring!

Here at Storm we are always looking for new people! We are currently hiring some Field Technicians. We will also need to have a few people for remediation in the Clayton area. If you or someone you know is interested, please send us your cover letter and resume to hr@corp.storm.ca

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Expanding our Fibre Network in Clayton, ON: Week Three Update

We’re already halfway through July, and the Fibre expansion project in Clayton is coming along nicely. Week two was a success, and now it’s onto week three.

Week one started on Ramsay Concession 3C, where we began trenching to place the conduit into the ground, with a total distance of 1174 m.

Last week, the conduit on Ramsay Concession 3C was completed, and we’ve started to install the fibre backbone. This step will take approximately a week to complete. Once this phase is finished, splicing the fibre cables will begin. We are anticipating splicing the fibres will begin at the end of this week.

We’ve also started the process on Wolfgrove Road from Concession 1 to 12th Line. Trenching here has started, where the next step is putting in the conduit. This stage is anticipated to be completed by the end of next week.

For more information, contact Jason Riddick, Residential Sales Manager at jriddick@corp.storm.ca

We’re Hiring!

We are always looking for field technicians. We are also looking for help with remediation (reseeding and smoothing the area we trenched in Clayton. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to hr@corp.storm.ca

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