Bell Aliant Turns On FibreOP Service in First Three of Seven Quebec Communities

Customers in Alma, Saguenay (Chicoutimi, Jonquière), and Victoriaville now have access to FibreOP 

CHICOUTIMI, QC, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Aliant Inc.'s (TSX: BA) world class fibre optic network is now available in the first three Quebec communities: Alma, Saguenay (Chicoutimi, Jonquière), and Victoriaville. Customers in Saint-Félicien will be able to purchase FibreOP™ in October. By the end of 2014, the additional communities of La Baie, Rivière-du-Loup, Roberval, and Thetford Mines will also be able to purchase FibreOP.

Bell FibreOP brings the very latest and best 100 per cent fibre optic network technology directly to a customer's home. This dedicated connection delivers the fastest Internet service with download speeds of up to 250 Mbps, the best TV service in the market and fully loaded home phone service.

"Launching our FibreOP service in these first three Quebec communities is a significant milestone for us and we are on track to complete the additional communities by year end," said Karen Sheriff, President and CEO at Bell Aliant. "With today's digital lifestyle, speed matters more than ever and FibreOP is designed to deliver the best Internet and TV experience today and in the future. We can't wait for customers to see the difference our world class network makes in their everyday lives."

"This $70 million investment means people in the municipalities, including Saguenay, will have access to an Internet and TV experience that is on par with what is available in large urban centres," said Jean Tremblay, Mayor of Saguenay.

Bell FibreOP TV delivers the best HD picture quality on TV – up to 1080p, our Whole Home PVR can record four shows at the same time and store up to 150 hours of HD recordings, and an À la carte 15 package that includes 103 standard channels plus 15 channels of your choice with HD included. Customers can also choose to make their TV experience more social by using amazing apps designed for TV like Facebook and Twitter. The new Remote TV app lets customers turn their smartphone or tablet into a remote control. They can browse the TV guide, and record their favorite TV shows when they are on the go.  FibreOP is simply the best TV and the fastest Internet service available.

Customers can sign up today for Bell FibreOP Internet with download and upload speeds of 25 Mbps and unlimited Internet usage, the best quality HD on TV and home phone service with unlimited long distance calling in Quebec for $79.95 a month for the first 12 months and $132.95 afterwards. This includes Whole Home PVR, free Wi-Fi modem and free installation. 

Bell Aliant fibre-to-the-home launch, builds on Bell Canada's successful Fibe launch in Quebec City.  Bell Aliant now deploys FTTH to more than 879,000 premises in more than 89 communities throughout Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec. The company is on track to meet its FTTH footprint target of one million available premises by the end of 2014.

FibreOP advantage: A direct fibre-to-the-home connection that offers the fastest Internet in the market with virtually limitless potential to increase speeds in the future. FibreOP is also HD Verified and offers social TV apps with its TV service including Facebook, Twitter, the Weather Network, Galaxie, TMN Go and the FibreOP Remote App.

Leading the way: Bell Aliant was the first to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home and was recognized for North American innovation and leadership in FTTH deployment with the FTTXcellence Award.

For more information or to sign up for Bell FibreOP today call 1-866 FibreOP, visit a Bell store or www.fibreop.ca.

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.

 

Image with caption: "Celebrating the launch of FibreOP in three communities in Quebec : Luc Vandal, Sales Manager, Eastern Quebec, and Dominique Trudel, Regional Vice President, Customer Care and Community, Quebec and Ontario. (CNW Group/Bell Aliant Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140922_C1312_PHOTO_EN_5836.jpg

SOURCE: Bell Aliant Inc.

For further information: Paul Lacoursiere, (888) 737-6673, ext. 6711, Email: paul.lacoursiere@bellaliant.ca

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