EastLink Launches Telephone and Faster Internet Services in Clarenville Area

    CLARENVILLE, NL, May 6 /CNW/ - EastLink is bringing choice in local
telephone service and faster Internet speeds to residents in greater
Clarenville with the completion of a $1.3 million network upgrade. With this
state-of-the-art digital network, area residents can now subscribe to
EastLink's great line-up of communications and entertainment services, while
taking advantage of bundled savings and one of the fastest Internet services
in North America.
    "EastLink is committed to investing in Newfoundland & Labrador and to
bringing more services to more communities across the province," says Arthur
Taylor, EastLink Regional Manager, NL. "This network upgrade allows EastLink
to expand it range of services while offering choice in local telephone
service and faster Internet speeds. It also gives residents the opportunity to
experience the convenience, value and savings of the EastLink Watch, Surf &
Talk Bundle."

    Customers now have access to:

    - EastLink Telephone, which allows residents to keep their existing phone
      number and choose from flexible long distance calling plans;
    - High Speed Extreme 15, EastLink's incredibly fast new 15 Mbps Internet
      service; and
    - EastLink Bundles, allowing customers to achieve additional savings by
      combining their services, with the added convenience of one bill; as
      well as an expanded cable channel line-up and improved customer

    Communities benefitting from this upgrade include: Adeytown, Birchy Cove,
Bloomfield, Bunyan's Cove, Butter Cove, Canning's Cove, Caplin Cove,
Charlottetown, Clarenville, Come By Chance, Deep Bight, Dunfield, Elliott's
Cove, Georges Brook, Greenspond, Goose Cove, Gooseberry Cove, Hickman's
Harbour, Hillview, Hodge's Cove, Ivany's Cove, King's Cove, Lady Cove,
Lethbridge, Little Hearts Ease, Lumsden, Milton, Musgravetown, Newmans Cove,
North West Brook, Plate Cove East, Plate Cove West, Port Rexton, Queen's Cove,
Shoal Harbour, Southport, Sunnyside, Summerville, Swift Current, Trinity
(Trinity Bay), Trinity East, and Weybridge. Services will not launch in all
communities on the same date.
    Since entering the Newfoundland & Labrador market in April 2008, EastLink
has been upgrading its network to ensure new and existing customers have
access to the best in communications and entertainment services.

    About EastLink

    Operating from its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, EastLink has the
distinction of having been the first cable company in Canada to enter the
telephone market, and the first communications and entertainment company in
North America to combine cable, Internet and telephone service in a
communications and entertainment bundle. At EastLink, creativity, ingenuity
and innovation are the driving forces behind our great products and services.
More than 1,150 employees provide a range of communications, entertainment,
television & advertising services to residential, business and public sector
customers in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec. EastLink has been recognized
as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for the past three years. For
more information on EastLink, please visit eastlink.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Paula Sibley Fox, Communications Specialist,
EastLink, (902) 446-1939, Fax: (902) 453-2118,

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