EastLink Purchases RuSh Communications Ltd.

    HALIFAX, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - EastLink and RuSh Communications Ltd. announced
today that a purchase and sale agreement has been signed which will see
EastLink acquiring RuSh Communications Ltd as of September 1, 2007.
    "We're excited about this purchase because it allows us to expand
EastLink's footprint in Nova Scotia and build an even stronger presence," said
Lee Bragg, Co-Chief Executive Officer of EastLink. " We look forward to
providing our new customers with the communications and entertainment options
that have become synonymous with the EastLink brand."
    RuSh Communications serves customers throughout Nova Scotia with its
largest systems located in the Bridgetown area of the Annapolis Valley, the
Clare area of Digby County, Milford, Port Hawkesbury, Richmond, Canso,
Eskasoni, Mulgrave, and Port Hood.
    "EastLink has a very successful track record of acquiring systems and
transitioning customers to EastLink's operational systems and services," said
Dan McKeen, Co-Chief Executive Officer. "We expect to introduce our new
customers to EastLink services in a rapid timeframe as most of these systems
can be reached with EastLink's existing fibre optic network. This is great
news for RuSh customers as they can expect to have more choices in their
communications services in the very near future."
    EastLink was named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies in 2006 and
led the cable industry as the first cable company to launch a competitive
local telephone service over a coaxial cable network.

    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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