FibreOP(TM) services now available in the Greater Moncton Area

Customers to experience premium Internet speeds, exceptional TV viewing

MONCTON, NB, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant today announced that FibreOP(TM), its world-class fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, has launched in the Greater Moncton Area. Customers in the City of Dieppe are the first to be able to order FibreOP services, closely followed by the Town of Riverview and the City of Moncton."We're thrilled with the success thus far in New Brunswick," said Kelly Duplisea, VP, FibreOP and TV, Bell Aliant. "Thousands of customers have chosen FibreOP, and we're excited to now offer the world's most advanced broadband network to our customers in these communities."

FibreOP is the only 100 per cent fibre-optic network straight to your home, delivering the best Internet with the fastest upload speeds and crystal clear TV. FibreOP is the smart choice for today and tomorrow.

    
    - FibreOP Internet offers choices in speeds including exceptionally fast
      70 Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload Internet service. These speeds
      enable customers to download music or movies, and share video or photos
      faster than ever before. Increasing the capacity of upload speeds in
      addition to download is important to ensure the fastest two-way and
      overall Internet experience.

    - FibreOP TV offers a 100 per cent digital TV service including High
      Definition television, available on all TVs, and watch and record PVR.
      Customers can enjoy unmatched digital picture and sound quality on over
      300 channels, including over 98 music channels and 60 HD channels.
    

FibreOP services and bundles will be available to residential and business customers in Riverview and Moncton starting this fall. FibreOP is currently available in the greater Fredericton and Saint John areas.

Earlier this year, Bell Aliant announced an additional $350 million dollar investment to be made in 2011 and 2012, which will bring the total investment in FibreOP to almost a half billion dollars, expanding its future-proof technology to more than 600,000 homes and businesses.

About Bell Aliant

Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) 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(TM) 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. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT professional services and advanced technology solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience.

SOURCE Bell Aliant Inc.

For further information: For further information: Isabelle Robinson, Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs, (877) 799-6299, isabelle.robinson@bellaliant.ca

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