Aliant launches online storage solution with free trial - Atlantic Canadians to benefit from interactive, online service to backup, access, and share files and photos



    HALIFAX, June 12 /CNW/ - Aliant, Atlantic Canada's leading information
and communication technology provider, today announced the launch of Personal
Vault, a comprehensive online storage solution available exclusively on
www.aliant.net. As the first ISP in Atlantic Canada to offer a storage and
back-up solution, Aliant is providing customers an innovative way to easily
access important information such as digital photos, documents, music, and
video files from any Internet connection. An introductory free trial of the
service will be available to customers until August 1, 2008.
    "Our customers have been telling us that they want a safe place other
than their computer to store and share files like photos, music and important
documents," said George Conistis, Director of Residential Product Management
and Planning for Aliant. "With the launch of Personal Vault, Aliant has once
again delivered a solution to meet the growing needs of our customers - and in
fact, all Atlantic Canadian high-speed Internet users."
    Atlantic Canadians are increasingly using technology in their daily
lives. The average Internet user has approximately 5 gigabytes (GB) of files,
photos and music on their personal computer and storage needs are growing at
up to 500 megabytes (Mb) per year. Personal Vault has been designed to allow
high-speed Internet users the ability to safely backup, access and share
important and often vulnerable data from any Internet-connected computer.
    "Unlike alternative backup solutions such as burning files to a CD or
DVD, Personal Vault provides the security and peace of mind that important
data will always be automatically backed-up and protected from loss,
corruption, and theft," added Conistis. "Aliant is giving consumers the tools
they need to get more from their digital media, while being assured that their
personal information and memories are protected."

    The Aliant Personal Vault features:

    
    - 5 GB of space (enough for 5000 photos, 1000 songs or six full-length
      movies)
    - Customized file sharing offers the ability to select specific files or
      photos to share and the friends and family to share them with
    - Once given permission, visitors don't have to be a Personal Vault user
      to view selected files
    - Automatic scheduling of content backup for secure storage that can
      detect changes to your documents so you've always saved the latest
      version
    - Access to Personal Vault from any computer connected to the Internet
    - Security and password protection
    - Service is available in both English and French
    

    Aliant is offering an introductory free trial of Personal Vault to Aliant
customers until August 1, 2008. The service, which includes 5GB of storage,
will then be available to Aliant customers for an exclusive price of $6 per
month. Personal Vault is also available for purchase on www.aliant.net by
customers of any other Internet service providers for $8 per month.
    More information on Personal Vault, including the availability of
additional storage options, is available online at www.aliant.net.

    About Bell Aliant

    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers. 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. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides
IT professional services in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees
are committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
convenience. In Atlantic Canada, communications products and services are
delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.
    Media representatives are encouraged to sign up for Aliant News Alerts at
www.bell.aliant.ca




For further information:

For further information: Alyson Queen, Aliant Communications and Public
Affairs, (866) 696-6700, alyson.queen@aliant.ca

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