HALIFAX, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is investing $2.75
million to bring its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services to 5,600 homes
and businesses in Gander, Newfoundland later this month. The
future-proof network delivers Atlantic Canada's fastest Internet and
amazing TV right to customers' homes.
"Gander's culture is deeply rooted in a tradition of innovation - and
fibre-optic technology is like jet fuel for economic growth," said Claude Elliott,
Mayor of Gander. "This infrastructure enables the global connectivity
essential for drawing smart businesses, attracting investment and
fostering Gander's reputation as a regional technology hub."
In Newfoundland, FibreOPTM is currently available in St. John's and Mount Pearl with builds
recently announced in Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor. In 2012,
Bell Aliant has also announced builds in Edmundston, Grand Falls,
Woodstock, Sussex, Hampton and Campbellton in New Brunswick; Yarmouth,
Bridgewater, Antigonish and Digby in Nova Scotia; and Sudbury in
"Consumers want more out of their TV and Internet experience. We're
meeting their demands today and in the future with social TV apps,
great on demand content and the fastest Internet in the market," says
Andre LeBlanc, Vice President, Residential Markets, Bell Aliant. "Our
promise to deliver all of this with FibreOP is unrivalled in Atlantic Canada."
Bell Aliant's FibreOP network offers amazing features like the best Whole Home PVR, the most
HD movies on demand, and a library of fun social TV apps - Twitter,
Facebook, The Weather Network and Galaxie Music. FibreOP offers Atlantic Canada's fastest Internet speeds with download speeds
of up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps. With a FibreOP bundle, customers get the best of everything for less than they'd
Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with
fibre-to-the-home. By the end of 2012, the company will have invested
approximately half a billion dollars to extend fibre-optic technology
to approximately 650,000 homes and businesses in its territory.
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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