Bell donating $1 to for every new Sympatico Total Internet customer

    More than 60% of Canadian Internet users still concerned by online

    TORONTO, Ontario, Aug. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of its ongoing
commitment to online safety and security, Bell Canada today announced it will
donate $1 to for every new Sympatico Total Internet customer
during the back to school period. is Canada's national tipline for
reporting online sexual exploitation of children.
    "Through our contribution program, Bell extends its
commitment to online safety and security, educating consumers and protecting
families online," said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Residential Services. "In
addition to this donation program, Bell will continue to deliver best-of-breed
products and services, to create and maintain a safe and positive online
experience for customers."
    The new Bell initiative coincides with the results of a recent nationwide
survey that explored the opinions of today's Internet users. The survey showed
that more than 60% of Canadian home Internet users feel at risk from online
security threats including credit card fraud, email spam, virus attacks and
potential online predators.
    "This new investment is another example of Bell Canada's longstanding
commitment to and the leadership it has shown in protecting
children online," said Signy Arnason, Director of "Every dollar
invested, can mean the difference between a child exploited and a child
protected. We commend Bell Canada for making online child protection a
    In addition, the same survey conducted by Maritz Research showing that
most Canadians still feel threatened by the risk of fraud and other online
crimes, also found that approximately half of all Canadian home Internet users
(46%) named safety as the number one thing they want offered by their Internet
service provider.
    Bell is renowned for its commitment to online safety. This past spring,
the company was recognized with an award from the Authentication and Online
Trust Alliance (AOTA), for its continuing leadership in preserving and
improving online safety, consumer education and ongoing technological
    "Bell has significantly improved its Sympatico Internet products to
deliver a total Internet solution, which includes our award winning safety and
security," said Charlotte Burke, SVP, Bell Consumer Internet. "Sympatico Total
Internet combines industry leading Internet access with security, support and
the wireless freedom to deliver the ultimate online experience."
    New Sympatico Total Internet from Bell delivers everything consumers need
for a complete Internet experience.

    - The most complete suite of automatically updated security services in
    - Consistently fast access-up to 16 Mbps-through the largest fibre optic
      network in the country
    - Fully supported wireless Internet access throughout the home
    - Quick and easy installation options, from do-it-yourself, to complete
      professional wireless home networking
    - 24/7 technical assistance
    - The option to bundle in a computer, gaming console or MP3 player from
      top brands like HP, Microsoft and Samsung

    Sympatico Total Internet is available in three new simple packages for
the light to heavy users including Essential, Performance and Max, with
promotional prices starting as low as $19.95 per month.
    To find out more about Sympatico Total Internet, please visit

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries: Jacques Bouchard, Bell
Canada, Media Relations, (514) 391-2007, 1-877-391-2007,

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