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
"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.
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