Eastlink Goes Platinum! - Canada's largest privately held telecommunications company celebrates seven years as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies

Eastlink earns prestigious Canada's Best Managed Platinum Status. (CNW Group/Eastlink)

HALIFAX, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Eastlink is pleased to announce that the company has achieved Platinum Club member status with Canada's Best Managed Companies program by retaining its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years.

Eastlink was first recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2006. This year's announcement comes just weeks after Eastlink launched its much anticipated, new wireless service in which the company has invested over $200M.

Eastlink is one of 13 Atlantic Canadian companies with Platinum Club status.

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a philosophy of reinvesting capital back into the business, Eastlink's commitment to continued innovation and earning its customers business every day is key to the company's success.

"It's truly an honour to once again be recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed," said Lee Bragg, Eastlink CEO. "The award recognizes the hard work and dedication of our entire Eastlink team from coast to coast. Our team has and continues to be the driving force of our success; they build important customer relationships and help create customers for life."

Over the past year, Eastlink invested more than $325 million to continue to strengthen and grow the business. The company's commitment to provide an exceptional customer experience led Eastlink to launch a TV anywhere platform (Eastlink To Go),  Home Security services, a Premium Technical Support service, enhanced customer service with Sunday sales and support, and most recently Eastlink Wireless in the Maritimes.

For more information on Eastlink, visit eastlink.ca.

About Eastlink
With more than 1,700 employees from coast to coast, Eastlink delivers world-class video entertainment, internet, and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector customers across Canada.

Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink's advanced services include Whole Home DVR, Video OnDemand, HD and 3D programming, High Speed Internet scalable to 200 Mbps, competitive local and long distance telephone services, Eastlink Wireless and exclusive locally-produced programming via Eastlink TV. Eastlink has been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best managed Companies for seven years running.

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