World-class fibre-to-the-home technology to be available to 21,000
homes and businesses in Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Torbay, Portugal
Cove-St. Philip's and Clarenville.
ST. JOHN'S, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Bell Aliant announced it will
invest more than $12 million to extend FibreOPTM to an additional 21,000 homes and businesses in Newfoundland.
Clarenville, Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Torbay and Portugal Cove-St.
Philip's will soon benefit from the company's industry leading
fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology.
With today's announcement, Bell Aliant's FibreOP coverage in the province will extend to more than 125,000 premises and
represents an investment of $50 million since 2011.
"This expansion is part of our plan to offer the power of FibreOP to as many customers as possible," said Andre LeBlanc, vice president,
Residential Markets at Bell Aliant. "Everywhere we go with this
technology, the reviews are the same: people love it. FibreOP delivers the whole package - blazing-fast Internet speeds,
crystal-clear television with more than 130 HD channels and apps to
help you stay connected while you enjoy the best TV experience in the
"The continued expansion of FibreOP in the province is welcome news," said Churence Rogers, President of
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador. "Having access to the best
broadband technology available helps our communities and our citizens
succeed. It has been a boost to communities who have it and we are
delighted to see it extended."
As Internet use continues to evolve, more people are using several
devices at the same time. FibreOP can easily handle multiple connected devices, large data files and
streaming video with Internet download speeds of up to 250 Mbps, and
upload speeds as high as 30 Mbps.
FibreOP also delivers the best TV experience with more than 130 HD channels,
incredible whole home PVR, and amazing apps like FacebookTM, TwitterTM, Galaxie Music, the Weather Network App and the FibreOP Beam App. With a FibreOP bundle, customers save on the best of everything.
FibreOP advantage: A direct fibre-to-the-home connection offers the fastest Internet in
the market with limitless potential to increase speeds in the future.
Bell Aliant increased FibreOP Internet speeds three times in the last year and currently offers
download/upload speeds of up to 250/30 Mbps.
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.
Reaching more communities: FibreOP is available to more than 725,000 homes and businesses in more than 60
communities across Atlantic Canada and Ontario.
There's an app for that: Bell Aliant was the first to introduce social TV apps to its superior TV
offering along with more than 130 HD channels and incredible PVR. FibreOP 's suite of apps includes Facebook, Twitter, the Weather Network App,
Galaxie and the FibreOP Beam App.
Customers in Newfoundland and Labrador can check availability and
pre-register for FibreOP service at www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, or by calling 1-866-FIBREOP (1-866-342-7367).
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.
SOURCE: Bell Aliant Inc.
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