Bell Aliant brings FibreOP to 22,000 more homes and businesses in New Brunswick

SAINT JOHN, NB, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) continues its New Brunswick FibreOP expansion, adding eight new communities throughout the province in early 2013. The $12-million investment will bring this state-of-the-art technology to approximately 22,000 homes and businesses throughout New Brunswick.

Residential and business customers in Dalhousie, St. Stephen, Beresford, Petit-Rocher, Tracadie-Sheila, Caraquet, Shippagan, and Sackville will soon have access to Atlantic Canada's top Internet speeds and best TV service.

"We're excited to continue our FibreOP rollout in New Brunswick," said Andre LeBlanc, vice president, residential markets, Bell Aliant. "FibreOP means having the fastest Internet speeds in Atlantic Canada and the best TV product in the market with more than 100 HD channels, the best Whole Home PVR, and amazing apps for, Facebook, Twitter, Galaxie Music and more. With a FibreOP bundle, customers save on the best of everything."

Bell Aliant's 100 per cent fibre-to-the-home network is already available across New Brunswick in Woodstock, Saint John, Fredericton, Greater Moncton, Bathurst, Grand Falls, Sussex, Edmundston, Campbellton, Hampton, and Miramichi. 

Bell Aliant was the first 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 in its territory. 

Service will be available by the end of February in Sackville, Beresford, and Petit-Rocher, with service launching in other communities throughout the spring. For more information or to pre-register, visit www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, or call 1-866-FIBREOP (1-866-342-7367).

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.

For further information:

English
Sarah Dawson
Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs
Toll-free (855) 482-5541
E-mail: sarah.dawson@bellaliant.ca
mediarelations@bellaliant.ca

French
Christine Manore
Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs
Toll-free: (888) 845-3171
Email: christine.manore@bellaliant.ca
mediarelations@bellaliant.ca

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