Aliant employees receive international recognition for customer service

    HALIFAX, June 25 /CNW/ - Aliant, Atlantic Canada's leading information
and communications technology provider, is proud to announce that four
employees have been ranked as top performers in the customer service industry
in North America. Aliant was also recognized as having the best outbound sales
and service program in North America and received honorable mention for
Community Spirit in an organization by the Contact Centre World Organization.
    "The dedication and commitment that Aliant employees have for our
customers is what makes us successful as an organization and defines who we
are," said Heather Tulk, senior vice-president of Customer Solutions for
Aliant. "We are proud that four of our employees have been ranked among the
best in the international customer service industry."
    The employee finalists, listed below, are all from Atlantic Canada and
were nominated for a combination of their overall service or sales excellence,
community engagement and demonstration of corporate values. The awards are
issued annually by the Contact Center World Organization who, with over
100,000 members, is the largest global support organization for the contact
center industry.

    - Craig Martin of Mount Pearl, NL placed second in North America as the
      Best Customer Service Supervisor.
    - Heidi Hutchings Kays of Charlottetown, PEI placed third in the category
      of Best Customer Service Agent in North America.
    - Brian Hunt of Mount Pearl, NL was named one of the top five Contact
      Center Sales Agents in North America.
    - Jeffrey Folkins of Saint John, NB was also named on the top five
      Contact Center Sales Agents in North America.

    More information about the awards may be found at

    About Bell Aliant

    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers. 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 in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees are
committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
convenience. In Atlantic Canada, communications products and services are
delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.
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For further information: Alyson Queen, Aliant Communications and Public
Affairs, (866) 696-6700,

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