Bell Aliant invests $1 million to extend FibreOP™ to Bishop's Falls, NL

BISHOP'S FALLS, NL, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is expanding its FibreOP network in Newfoundland. This month, 1,650 customers in Bishop's Falls will have access to the future-proof FibreOP network.

The $1-million investment builds on Bell Aliant's existing FibreOP footprint in Newfoundland, which includes St. John's, Mount Pearl, Paradise, Grand Falls-Windsor, Conception Bay South, Corner Brook, and Gander.

"We are thrilled to bring our state-of-the-art FibreOP network to Bishop's Falls," said Andre LeBlanc, VP Residential Markets, Bell Aliant. "Just like their neighbours in Grand Falls-Windsor, customer in Bishop's Falls will be blown away by the what FibreOP has to offer: A superb television experience, the fastest Internet download and upload speeds, and great savings."

"For a community like ours, FibreOP means we can stay connected and seize new opportunities as they happen," said Robert Hobbs, Mayor, Bishop's Falls. "It has far-reaching benefits for both residents and businesses in Bishop's Falls."

Bell Aliant's unstoppable fibre-to-the-home network continues to set the pace in Atlantic Canada. More than 100,000 customers already enjoy the awesome capabilities and features of FibreOP: popular social TV apps like Facebook, Twitter and The Weather Network, unlimited downloads and uploads with no data caps, and Wi-Fi signal strength to make it all possible.

The advantage of a fibre-to-the-home network is how it continues to expand to meet the growing communications needs of Canadian households. File sharing, uploading and video streaming have become commonplace, and demand for speed and bandwidth will continue to grow as the number of Internet-enabled devices per household grows. FibreOP is designed to grow with those demands.

Bell Aliant was the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home. By the end of 2013, Bell Aliant will have extended this state-of-the-art network to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses across its territory.

Customers in Bishop's Falls can sign up for FibreOP service at www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, or call 1-866-FIBREOP (1-866-342-7367) to schedule and installation.

About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. Through its operating entities, it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.

SOURCE: Bell Aliant Inc.

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