FibreOP connects straight to the home to deliver the fastest Internet
and best TV experience
TIMMINS, ON, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is
expanding its presence in Northern Ontario. Today, the company
announced it is investing $7 million to bring its world-class
fibre-to-the home (FTTH) network to Timmins, reaching approximately
15,000 premises. FibreOPTM is the only network that connects fibre directly to a customer's home,
delivering the fastest Internet upload and download speeds, and the
best digital TV experience in the market.
"Timmins is the next logical step for our FibreOP expansion," said Karen Sheriff, President and CEO, Bell Aliant. "It's our largest
NorthernTel market and the extensive aerial infrastructure in Timmins
makes it ideal for fibre-to-the home technology. We now offer FibreOP to more than 679,000 premises in 40 communities throughout our
operating territory, and we are excited about the opportunity to
provide this exciting product to customers in Timmins."
Timmins is part of Bell Aliant's operating territory but is served under
the NorthernTel brand. FibreOP will be marketed as "NorthernTel FibreOP.
As Internet use continues to evolve, more people are using multiple
connected devices at the same time. With 100 per cent fibre straight to
the home, FibreOP is the best Internet and allows everyone in the home to do what they
want to do faster, and at the same time. FibreOP Internet offers download speeds of up to 250 Mbps, and upload speeds as
high as 30 Mbps.
"We're thrilled that FibreOP is coming to Timmins," said Mayor Tom Laughren. "It's great news that
Bell Aliant chose Timmins for its first FibreOP expansion in NorthernTel territory. It makes our community a leader in
our region and provides our residents with access to the most advanced
broadband technology in the world."
FibreOP delivers the best TV experience with more than 100 HD channels, the
best Whole Home PVR, the most HD channels on demand and amazing apps
like Facebook, Twitter, Galaxie Music, the Weather Network App and
more. With a FibreOP bundle, customers save on the best of everything.
Bell Aliant's FibreOP network is already available to customers in Greater Sudbury and Sault
Ste. Marie and was announced in North Bay just last week.
Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with
fibre-to-the-home. By the end of 2013, the company will have extended
its fibre-optic technology to approximately 800,000 premises in its
territory. Timmins customers can pre-register for FibreOP service at www.FibreOP.ca, or call 1-866-FIBREOP (1-866-342-7367) to be notified when service is available in their
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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