Bell has invested more than $225 million to deploy new broadband fibre
optic technology directly to homes and businesses across the city
Fibe network supports fastest Internet, next-generation TV and reliable
home phone service with free long distance calling to any phone number
QUÉBEC CITY, March 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - With an investment of more
than $225-million in world-class broadband network technology, Bell
today announced the launch of its next-generation Bell Fibe service in
Bell has brought high-speed fibre optic technology directly to homes and
business across the capital in what is the largest "fibre to the home"
network rollout of its kind in Canada, supporting enhanced competition
and choice in Québec with the latest broadband TV, Internet and Home
"The people of Québec City now have access to the most advanced network
technology available in Québec or anywhere in Canada," said Martine
Turcotte, Bell's Vice Chair, Québec. "Bell is committed to leading
investment and innovation in new broadband services, bringing the best
technology the world has to offer here to our Québec home. With Fibe,
Bell is proud to deliver to our capital city the fastest Internet
speeds, the best television experience and free long distance calling
to any number in Québec."
The Bell Fibe experience
Bell Fibe Internet offers Bell customers in Québec City the fastest
Internet access, with download speeds of up to 175 Mbps and upload
speeds of up to 30 Mbps. Customers can surf the Internet, share photos
and videos, download music or work with business applications faster
than with any other provider - and they can get a home wireless network
at no charge too.
Bell Fibe TV offers the best television experience available with
exceptional HD image quality, complete On Demand service, direct access
to social media applications such as Facebook® and Twitter®, and the exclusive Whole Home PVR. The world's most innovative TV
technology, and available in Québec only from Bell, Whole Home PVR
allows you to set, manage and play back recordings from any TV in your
home, and to pause and rewind live TV from any TV in your home.
And with Fibe Home Phone, Bell customers in Québec City can make
no-charge long-distance calls to any phone number in the province -
that's free calling to more than 8 million people. In contrast,
competitors restrict free long distance only to certain numbers or
Fibe is now available in the boroughs of Québec, Beauport, Sillery,
Ste-Foy, Cap-Rouge, Charlesbourg, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville,
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Lisieux and Montmorency. Lévis will also soon be
connected to the Fibe network.
To learn more about the Bell Fibe network and services, please visit Bell.ca/Fibe.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs, including
Bell Mobility wireless, Bell Internet high-speed, Bell Satellite TV and
Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell
Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications
technology (ICT) services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia
company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media,
including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's
most-watched specialty channels.
The Bell Mental Health Initiative is a multi-year charitable program
that promotes mental health across Canada via the Bell Let's Talk
anti-stigma campaign and support for community care, research and
workplace best practices. To learn more, visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For Bell products and
service information, please visit Bell.ca. For information about Bell Media, visit BellMedia.ca. For information about BCE, visit BCE.ca.
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