EastLink selected for Broadband Initiative in Newfoundland and Labrador

    ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - EastLink announced today that it has been
selected to move into negotiations with the Government of Newfoundland and
Labrador to build the fibre network portion of the government's broadband
    "We are pleased to be moving into this next phase with Newfoundland and
Labrador," said Dan McKeen, Deputy Chair, External Affairs, EastLink.
    EastLink has a proven track record of building and maintaining fibre
networks to enhance the quality and reliability of communications services for
both governments and private enterprises.
    "Providing this fibre network to the Provincial Government will enable
EastLink to continue the expansion of our broadband network and services to
more communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador," continued McKeen.
    In the coming months, EastLink will work with the Government of
Newfoundland and Labrador to confirm details of the initiative with the goal
of beginning construction in the spring of 2010.

    About EastLink

    More than 100 employees in Newfoundland and Labrador and 1,150 employees
Canada-wide - provide a range of communications, entertainment, television and
advertising services to residential, business and public sector customers in
Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec including 400 communities throughout
Newfoundland and Labrador.
    EastLink has the distinction of having been the first cable company in
Canada to enter the telephone market, and the first cable company in Canada to
combine Cable, Internet and Telephone in a communications and entertainment
bundle. At EastLink, creativity, ingenuity and innovation are the driving
forces behind our great products and services.
    EastLink has been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies
for the past three years, and its parent company, the Bragg Group, was named
Canada's Family Enterprise of the Year for 2009. For more information on
EastLink, please visit eastlink.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Jill Laing, Communications, EastLink, (902)
446-1939, jill.laing@corp.eastlink.ca

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