Bell to invest in high-speed fibre build-out directly to new condos and apartment buildings



    MONTREAL, Quebec, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell announced today that it
will deploy high-speed fibre access directly to new condominiums and other
multi-dwelling units (MDUs) throughout the Quebec-Windsor corridor.
    "This initiative to deliver high-speed bandwidth directly to new MDUs
supports Bell's strategic imperative to invest in broadband networks and
services," said George Cope, President and CEO of BCE and Bell. "Along with
our ongoing investments to build out new fibre to neighbourhoods, enhance our
IP networks for business, and expand our national high-speed wireless network,
the Fibre to MDU program is part of our commitment to deliver a better
customer experience at all levels."
    Bell has been consistently increasing high-speed bandwidth coverage by
driving fibre deeper into its network. Bell's Fibre to the Node (FTTN) program
is deploying fibre to within less than a kilometre of homes throughout the
Quebec-Windsor corridor - 2.4 million households will be covered by the end of
2008. FTTN is also being deployed in all new suburban housing developments.
    This new Fibre to MDU program offers the benefits of high-speed fibre to
thousands of residents in hundreds of new high-rise developments as well.
    "More and more Bell Internet customers in our largest markets are living
in condominium developments and other new MDUs. Our Fibre to MDU program will
ensure they enjoy the high-speed bandwidth offered by new fibre on their Bell
Internet service," said Kevin Crull, President of Bell Residential Services.
    "Coupled with our ongoing expansion of Bell TV service - formerly
ExpressVu - in condos and apartments, this move to high-speed Bell Internet on
fibre for new MDUs further enhances the Bell Better Home Bundle of
communications services."
    To learn more about the Bell Better Home Bundle and other Bell services
for MDU residents, please visit bell.ca/connectyourspace.

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
www.bce.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Mark Langton, Bell, Media Relations, (416)
581-4339, mark.langton@bell.ca; Thane Fotopoulos, BCE, Investor Relations,
(514) 870-4619, thane.fotopoulos@bell.ca


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