EastLink, Kings County to hold Public Meeting on Rural Broadband



    KENTVILLE, NS, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Residents of Kings County will have the
opportunity to learn more details about the upcoming expansion of high speed
fixed wireless Internet to Kings County. A public meeting will be held at
Municipal Council Chambers located at 87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville on
February 9th at 7 p.m. All members of the public are welcome to attend as
EastLink and the Municipality solicit public input, explain the process to
expand service and answer questions from those in attendance.
    As the roll-out of broadband continues, EastLink is proposing to
construct six telecommunication towers to bring high speed fixed wireless
internet to the underserved areas of Kings County. The proposed tower sites
are located in Lake George, Forest Home, Lakeview, Victoria Harbour, Whites
Corner and Harbourville. EastLink will also discuss how it plans to work with
existing wireless high speed providers in the area.
    This broadband service is made available under the provincial
government's Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia initiative. When the initiative
is completed at the end of 2009, the entire province will have high-speed
Internet access, making Nova Scotia one of the most connected jurisdictions in
North America. This will give our schools, businesses and families the
opportunity to connect and compete worldwide.
    For more information on the service that EastLink is providing in the
Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia program or to determine if your home or
business falls within the coverage area, please visit
eastlink.ca/internet/ruralwireless/ or call 1-888-345-1111.

    About EastLink

    Operating from its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, EastLink is the
fifth largest cable company in Canada and was the first to offer customers
local telephone service over a state-of-the-art digital network. EastLink is
one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies with more than 900 employees who
provide a range of communications, entertainment & advertising services to
residential, business and public sector customers across the Atlantic
Provinces. For more information on EastLink products and services, please
visit www.eastlink.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Paula Sibley Fox, EastLink, (902) 446-1939,
paula.sibleyfox@corp.eastlink.ca; Dawn Sutherland, Municipality of the County
of Kings, (902) 678-1472, dsutherland@county.kings.ns.ca


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