Future-proof network to reach 70,000 homes and businesses in the
CORNER BROOK, NL, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is
investing $4.1 million to bring its fibre-to-the home (FTTH) network to
Corner Brook, Newfoundland. This expansion brings FibreOP™ services to more than 10,000 homes and businesses in the area.
"We are excited to continue our expansion in Newfoundland by bringing
this technology to our customers in the Corner Brook area," said Andre
LeBlanc, VP Residential Services, Bell Aliant. "Demand for bandwidth
continues to grow, and more and more, our customers are looking for
faster speeds on more connected devices. That's what FibreOP can offer - unprecedented speed and nearly limitless capacity."
In April 2011, Bell Aliant announced it would bring FibreOP to 60,000 homes and businesses in the St. John's area. Today's
announcement brings Bell Aliant's total investment in the province to
more than $26 million to expand FibreOP in Newfoundland.
"This is exciting news for our city and for the region," said Neville
Greeley, Mayor of Corner Brook. "Bell Aliant's FibreOP network takes Corner Brook's capacity for innovation to a new level, and
connects our city and our people to new opportunities - here at home
and around the world,"
Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) is a broadband network made of glass
fibre-optic cable that connects straight to a customers' home or
business. FTTH dramatically increases connection speeds and data
capability available to users. Bell Aliant's FibreOP network offers Internet download speeds of up to 250 Mbps and upload
speeds of up to 30 Mbps - the fastest available in Atlantic Canada
today. FibreOP is also the only network that offers Twitter and Facebook apps for TV -
so customers can watch, surf and socialize while enjoying the best TV
product in the market.
Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with
fibre-to-the-home. By the end of 2012, the company will have invested
approximately half a billion dollars to extend fibre-optic technology
to approximately 650,000 homes and businesses in its territory.
Customers in parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick
and Newfoundland & Labrador also enjoy the new product.
Corner Brook customers can pre-register for FibreOP service at www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, 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.
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