KINGSTON, NS, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is
expanding its FibreOP™ presence to 13 additional communities in Nova Scotia's picturesque
Annapolis Valley. This spring, customers in Cambridge, Windsor West,
Falmouth, Centreville, Hantsport, Berwick, Berwick East, Aylesford,
Kingston, Kingston West, Middleton, Middleton South, and Bridgetown
will have access to world-class fibre-optic technology. This
announcement builds on Bell Aliant's existing FibreOP footprint in the Annapolis Valley which includes Windsor, Wolfville,
Kentville, Coldbrook and New Minas.
New Minas resident Stephen Wilsack was one of the very first business
customers to sign up for FibreOP in 2011 and thinks the expansion is great news for the Valley.
"FibreOP is what the Internet should be like," said Wilsack, whose computer company Innovative Systems,
provides large file data transfer services including video production
and streaming. "We simply would not be able to do what we do without FibreOP. The speed and response time allow us to work in real time and, from a
business perspective, that's a really big deal."
Bell Aliant is investing nearly $7 million to connect 12,500 premises to
its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, opening up a world of
possibilities for the 13 communities.
"Everywhere we go with FibreOP, we deliver the fastest Internet in the market, and the best TV
experience including social TV apps, more than 100 HD channels and the
most HD Video On Demand content," said Andre LeBlanc, Vice President,
Residential Markets, Bell Aliant. "A fibre-optic network is the
building block of great home entertainment and a real asset to
business. We are always delighted to hear from customers like Stephen
who rely on FibreOP to make things happen."
Besides the Annapolis Valley, Bell Aliant's future-proof network is
available across Nova Scotia in Halifax, Truro, New Glasgow, Sydney,
Bridgewater, Digby, Antigonish, Yarmouth, Lunenburg and Amherst.
Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with
fibre-to-the-home. By the end of 2013, the company will have extended
this state-of-the-art network to approximately 800,000 homes and
businesses in its territory. Annapolis Valley customers can
pre-register for FibreOP service at www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, or call 1-866-FIBREOP (1-866-342-7367) to be notified when service is available in their
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.
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