Bell Aliant invests $7 million to extend FibreOP to 13 additional Annapolis Valley, NS communities

Bell Aliant invests $7 million to extend FibreOP to 13 additional Annapolis 
Valley, NS communities 
KINGSTON, NS, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is expanding 
its FibreOP™ presence to 13 additional communities in Nova Scotia's 
picturesque Annapolis Valley. This spring, customers in Cambridge, Windsor 
West, Falmouth, Centreville, Hantsport, Berwick, Berwick East, Aylesford, 
Kingston, Kingston West, Middleton, Middleton South, and Bridgetown will have 
access to world-class fibre-optic technology. This announcement builds on Bell 
Aliant's existing FibreOP footprint in the Annapolis Valley which includes 
Windsor, Wolfville, Kentville, Coldbrook and New Minas. 
New Minas resident Stephen Wilsack was one of the very first business 
customers to sign up for FibreOP in 2011 and thinks the expansion is great 
news for the Valley. 
"FibreOP is what the Internet should be like," said Wilsack, whose computer 
company Innovative Systems, provides large file data transfer services 
including video production and streaming. "We simply would not be able to do 
what we do without FibreOP. The speed and response time allow us to work in 
real time and, from a business perspective, that's a really big deal." 
Bell Aliant is investing nearly $7 million to connect 12,500 premises to its 
fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, opening up a world of possibilities for the 
13 communities. 
"Everywhere we go with FibreOP, we deliver the fastest Internet in the market, 
and the bestTV experience including social TV apps, more than 100 HD 
channels and the most HD Video On Demand content," said Andre LeBlanc, Vice 
President, Residential Markets, Bell Aliant. "A fibre-optic network is the 
building block of great home entertainment and a real asset to business.We 
are always delighted to hear from customers like Stephen who rely on FibreOP 
to make things happen." 
Besides the Annapolis Valley, Bell Aliant's future-proof network is available 
across Nova Scotia in Halifax, Truro, New Glasgow, Sydney, Bridgewater, Digby, 
Antigonish, Yarmouth, Lunenburg and Amherst. 
Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with 
fibre-to-the-home. By the end of 2013, the company will have extended this 
state-of-the-art network to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in its 
territory. Annapolis Valley customers can pre-register for FibreOP service at 
www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, or call 1-866-FIBREOP (1-866-342-7367) to be 
notified when service is available in their area. 
About Bell Aliant 
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional 
communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire 
city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. 
Through its operating entities, it serves customers in six Canadian provinces 
with innovative information, communication and technology services including 
voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's 
employees deliver the highest quality customer service, choice and convenience. 
English Sarah Dawson Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs Toll-free: (855) 482-5541 
sarah.dawson@bellaliant.ca mediarelations@bellaliant.ca 
French Christine Manore Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs Toll-free: (888) 
845-3171 christine.manore@bellaliant.ca mediarelations@bellaliant.ca 
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