EastLink First to Launch 15 Megabit Internet Service

    HALIFAX, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - EastLink, the fastest Internet provider in Nova
Scotia and Prince Edward Island, is the first to introduce a new and even
faster High Speed Internet product. Boasting downloads of up to 15 Mega bits
per second, Extreme 15 is an incredibly fast Internet product and is up to
300 percent faster than the competition. All High Speed Internet 10 and
Internet Bundle customers will have their download speeds automatically
upgraded today.
    Consistently ranked as one of North America's fastest Internet providers
by Broadbandreports.com, an independent website that tracks Internet service
providers performance, EastLink continues to leverage the power of its network
to allow customers' to utilize the next generation of Internet applications.
    "Based on the strength and capability of our broadband network, EastLink
delivers the fastest Internet speeds and the ultimate customer experience with
our Internet products," said Ian Lezama, Director of Marketing. "Extreme
15 provides our customers with the fastest connection to the world wide web
and the freedom to access information, music and videos quickly."
    As demand for access to the Internet grows, EastLink continues to meet
consumers ever changing needs by providing a range of bundled and Internet
solutions over one of the most advanced communications networks.

    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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