FibreOP keeps growing: Bell Aliant brings future-proof network to 4,700 more Nova Scotia homes and businesses

PORT HAWKESBURY, NS, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Things have just gotten better -- and faster -- in several Nova Scotia communities as Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) extends its powerful FibreOP technology to Port Hawkesbury and Port Hastings, and adds new premises to its footprint in Truro, Antigonish, and Sydney. In total, the $2.4 million investment will bring Atlantic Canada's fastest Internet speeds and best TV service to more than 4,700 new residential and business customers.

"We're excited to extend our industry-leading FibreOP technology to even more customers in Nova Scotia," said Andre LeBlanc, vice president, residential markets. "FibreOP is the only 100 per cent fibre-optic network that connects directly to a customers' home or business, delivering the fastest Internet download and upload speeds and the best TV experience, hands down."

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 FibreOP is currently available in Halifax, Truro, New Glasgow, Glace Bay, Annapolis Valley, Sydney, Bridgewater, Digby, Antigonish, Yarmouth and Lunenburg.

Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home technology. By the end of 2013, the company will have extended its coverage to reach 800,000 premises across its territory. Customers in Port Hawkesbury, Port Hastings, Sydney, Truro, and Antigonish areas can pre-register for FibreOP service at www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP.

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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