EastLink Upgrades Network, Launches New Services in Bridgetown

    BRIDGETOWN, NS, April 28 /CNW/ - EastLink today launched telephone and
Internet services and expanded its digital cable channel line-up in
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. With the $600,000 network upgrade complete,
Bridgetown customers can now subscribe to a full range of communications and
entertainment services, while taking advantage of EastLink savings available
in a Watch, Surf & Talk Bundle.
    "This $600,000 investment allows EastLink to offer expanded services in
Bridgetown, while providing residents choice and value in communications and
entertainment services," says Owen Barnhill, National Director of Marketing.
"It also demonstrates our continued investment in the province, and shows that
EastLink is committed to providing even more Nova Scotians with our great
line-up of services."
    Customers now have access to EastLink Telephone service, which allows
them to keep their existing phone number and choose from flexible long
distance calling plans; Internet services, including EastLink High Speed
Extreme 15, the fastest Internet service in the province; and new digital
cable channels, including 27 new high-definition channels and EastLink
    Adds Barnhill, "Not only do residents and businesses have a choice when
it comes to local telephone service, they can now take advantage of EastLink
bundled savings enjoyed by so many throughout Nova Scotia."
    EastLink Cable, Internet and Telephone are available in bundles, allowing
customers to combine any of their EastLink services and save, while enjoying
the convenience of a single bill.

    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, EastLink Communications
Specialist, (902) 446-1939, Fax: (902) 453-2118,

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