Best Internet service in Western Canada now even faster


    Novus increases speeds, maintains prices on all high-speed Internet plans

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Novus Entertainment Inc. is continuing to
demonstrate why it offers the best Internet service in Western Canada by
increasing base Internet speeds by 10 Mbps on all residential and business
Internet packages. Effective immediately, all Novus customers can now enjoy
download speeds from 20 Mbps to 60 Mbps - the fastest in Metro Vancouver.
    "Speed is the most important factor for customers when choosing an
Internet Service Provider," said Doug Holman, Co-President & Chief Financial
Officer of Novus Entertainment Inc. "Our fully-switched Ethernet network sets
the gold standard for both speed and reliability, and we are delighted to be
able to make our service even faster without increasing cost for our
customers."
    Because cable modem Internet channels can be shared between hundreds of
users and DSL networks are distance-sensitive, transfer speeds and signal
quality can be significantly impaired depending on where a user lives. Unlike
its competitors, Novus' state-of-the art fibre optic network is wired directly
to each customer's building, meaning that the customer doesn't need a modem
and will receive consistent transfer speeds on Novus' dedicated, unshared
connection. The line-by-line speed comparison speaks for itself:-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Novus Net 20  Shaw High Speed  Telus High Speed Lite
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    Download Speed       20 Mbps       Up to 7.5 Mbps   Up to 0.25 Mbps
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    Upload Speed         10 Mbps       Up to 0.5 Mbps   Up to 0.128 Mbps
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    Data Transfer Limit  110 GB        60 GB            10 GB
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                                       Shaw High Speed
                         Novus Net 40  Xtreme-I         Telus High Speed
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    Download Speed       40 Mbps       Up to 15 Mbps    1.5 - 6 Mbps
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    Upload Speed         10 Mbps       Up to 1 Mbps     Up to 1 Mbps
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    Data Transfer Limit  200 GB        100 GB           60 GB
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                                       Shaw High Speed  Telus High Speed
                         Novus Net 60  Warp             Turbo
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    Download Speed       60 Mbps       Up to 25 Mbps    10 - 15 Mbps
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    Upload Speed         10 Mbps       Up to 2 Mbps     Up to 1 Mbps
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    Data Transfer Limit  360 GB        150 GB           100 GB
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    (*) data taken from posted website rates on August 19, 2009"While other companies boast new, faster cable and ADSL service, our
customers are wired directly into the Novus' state-of-the-art network," said
Holman. "It's the ideal setup to support heavy two-way use such as gaming,
peer-to-peer and server applications."
    Novus Entertainment Inc. has been providing first-rate high-speed
Internet, cable and digital TV, and digital telephone services to residents in
Metro Vancouver since 1996. With the vision of being a major service provider
in the Metro Vancouver market, the company developed a strategic plan to
ensure that the network they built would allow them to provide potential
customers with a superior Internet experience, while setting them apart from
the incumbents.Benefits of Novus High Speed Internet:

    -   Consistent speeds, even during peak hours
    -   No modem required (the service is wired directly into the customer's
        home)
    -   Faster downloads and uploads than cable modem or DSL services
    -   Get the speed you want, when you want it
    -   Does not require power boost or other add-ons to help temporarily
        boost speeds
    -   Novus' low latency Ethernet provides optimal connectivity for gaming
        and voice applications
    -   Reliable and secure
    -   All Internet packages can be bundled with Novus TV for further
        savingsFor more information on Novus Internet packages, visit
http://www.novusnow.ca/services/internet.php.

    About Novus Entertainment Inc.

    Founded in 1996, Novus Entertainment Inc. is a privately owned and
operated company providing high-speed Internet, cable and digital TV, and
digital phone services to residents in Metro Vancouver. Novus continues to
expand its fibre optic network throughout Metro Vancouver to offer customers
the very best in entertainment and communications technology. The network
provides truly digital service and virtually unlimited bandwidth with the
capability to meet future demands, particularly for high-definition
programming. Novus is currently the only company in Western Canada to offer
residential Internet speeds up to 60 Mbps without the use of a modem. For more
information on Novus, go to www.novusnow.ca.
    For more information on Novus Internet packages, visit
http://www.novusnow.ca/services/internet.php.




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