EastLink expanding High Speed Internet Service to West Dover and Peggy's Cove

    HALIFAX, Oct. 18 /CNW/ - EastLink, Nova Scotia's fastest Internet
provider, today annouced it has been selected by the Halifax Regional
Municipality (HRM) to provide high speed internet service to the communities
of West Dover and Peggy's Cove. EastLink is investing $125,000 in each of the
communities to support the project.
    HRM is providing project management services with funding support from
the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia. The service will be
available by early Winter 2007.
    "EastLink is pleased to expand its incredibly fast Internet service to
the communities of West Dover and Peggy's Cove, said Dan McKeen, co-CEO of
EastLink. "EastLink Internet is ranked among the fastest in North America and
provides users with the speeds they need to get the most out of their online
    With the launch of high speed Internet, residents and businesses will
have the opportunity to select the service that best suits their needs.
Internet subscribers enjoy:

    - FREE anytime access to WebMail;
    - EastLink Internet Security Services;
    - 24/7technical support; and
    - Access to Myeastlink.ca, a customized site for EastLink Internet
    For more information on EastLink High Speed Internet, visit
www.eastlink.ca. To learn more about the expansion of High Speed Internet to
the Halifax Regional Municipality visit http://www.halifax.ca

    About EastLink

    Operating from its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, EastLink is the
fifth largest cable company in Canada and was the first to offer customers
local telephone service over a state-of-the-art digital network. EastLink is
one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies with more than 750 employees who
provide a range of communications, entertainment & advertising services to
business and residential customers across the Maritimes. For more information
on EastLink and its products and services, www.eastlink.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Paula Sibley, Communications Specialist,
EastLink, (902) 446-1939, Fax: (902) 453-2118, paula.sibley@corp.eastlink.ca

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