A new WiMAX-based network in Montreal has been slated for launch in September by a joint venture between two Quebec-based firms, ISP Radioactif.com and wireless network installer and operator Nomade Télécom. The first area scheduled to receive WiMAX coverage in September is the city’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood. By 2009, the two firms say the network will be expanded to cover nearly 300 square kilometres of the Montreal metropolitan area, serving approximately 90% of residents. Users can expect internet access at speeds of up to 5Mbps. Once the initial deployment is complete, the partners plan to expand the network to the north and south shores of the city, and plans are also in place to develop networks in Quebec City, Halifax, Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.