More than 2,000 restaurants will provide largest free Internet network
OAKVILLE, ON, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Internet will be more convenient
than ever for Canadians on-the-go as free wireless network access
becomes available at your neighborhood Tim Hortons restaurant.
Tim Hortons has begun rolling out high-speed Wi-Fi and expects more than
90 per cent of its restaurants in Canada will have wireless access by
September -- just in time for the new school year.
"It's all about convenience and making life easier for our guests," said
Roland Walton, Chief Operations Officer, Tim Hortons. "Free wireless
Internet at Tim Hortons will help people stay connected on the road in
more locations than anyone in Canada and is yet another great reason to
visit one of our restaurants to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee."
Guests will easily find and log on to a restaurant's wireless network
from a variety of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including portable computers,
iPads and other tablets and smartphones.
Tim Hortons has partnered with Bell, operator of Canada's largest Wi-Fi
network, after a rigorous six-month testing process with multiple
service providers. Results showed Bell delivered a fast and reliable
"We're proud of this partnership between two great Canadian brands and
welcome Tim Hortons customers to the country's largest Wi-Fi network.
The expansion of Bell's broadband Wi-Fi into more than 2,000 Tim
Hortons locations underlines Bell's ability to deliver world-leading
technology on a national scale," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell
Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter @TimHortons to join the conversation using
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Tim Hortons Inc. Overview
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in
North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in
Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant
industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with
a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold
specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots,
specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches,
wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our
trademark donuts. As of April 1, 2012, Tim Hortons had 4,042 system
wide restaurants, including 3,315 in Canada, 721 in the United States
and six in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the
Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
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SOURCE Tim Hortons Inc.
For further information:
Alexandra Cygal, Tim Hortons (905) 339-5960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Laszlo, Bell (905) 614-6602 or email@example.com