Bell Aliant launches FibreOP(TM) for Business in NB

FREDERICTON, May 19 /CNW/ - Today Bell Aliant launched FibreOP(TM) for Business - an Internet service for small and medium-sized businesses in New Brunswick. The service provides the absolute best Internet on a 100 per cent fibre-optic network that connects directly to businesses, and, is available everywhere FibreOP service is available in New Brunswick. Fast Internet speeds, improved productivity and the ability to compete in the future with leading edge technology are key benefits of this innovative new service.

"We're pleased to be able to help businesses improve their productivity," says Kelly Duplisea, VP, Customer Solutions, Bell Aliant. "Offering new services like FibreOP for Business provide the foundation for business growth and also help attract and retain new and existing talent in the future - a key ingredient for business success."

"As a government, we were pleased to help kick-start the FibreOP project in Fredericton and Saint John last year, and we are very proud that the Bell Aliant team shares our vision of making New Brunswick Canada's smart province," says the Hon. Shawn Graham, Premier of New Brunswick. "Expanding this service to include business will give companies in all sectors another reason to locate in New Brunswick, and help existing companies work more productively, attracting new skilled workers and give our kids a reason to stay home. We are pleased that Bell Aliant is adding significantly to our value proposition as one of the best places in Canada to be for business."

FibreOP for Business offers fast Internet speeds; allowing businesses to download or upload information more efficiently. Internet service is available at speeds of 20 Mbps download with 5 Mbps upload. Increasing the capacity of upload speeds in addition to download speeds is important to ensuring a fast overall Internet experience.

"Bell Aliant's new service is a refreshing new approach to service for business. Our company has benefited significantly through participation in this new program by reducing operational costs, increasing effectiveness and having access to even more services," says Shaune Walsh-Daigle, President, Decorator's Mill.

FibreOP services - for residential and business customers - are now available in Fredericton and Saint John and coming soon to other areas in the province as previously announced.

For more information, customers can call 1-866-FibreOP (866-342-7367).

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 and advanced technology solutions. Bell Aliant's employees are committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience.

SOURCE Bell Aliant Inc.

For further information: For further information: Peter Murchland, Communications and Public Affairs, Bell Aliant, 1-877-487-3165,

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