Bell Aliant brings world-class broadband network to Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Bell Aliant brings world-class broadband network to Sault Ste. Marie, ON 
FibreOP connects straight to the home and delivers the fastest Internet 
download and upload speeds 
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is 
bringing its world-class fibre-to-the home (FTTH) network to Sault Ste. Marie, 
Ontario, investing $15 million to pass approximately 24,000 premises in the 
area. FibreOP is the only network that is 100 per cent fibre directly to a 
customer's home or business, delivering the fastest Internet upload and 
download speeds, and the best digital TV experience in the market. 
"FibreOP truly is a game-changing technology, and we're thrilled to continue 
our expansion in Ontario by bringing this state-of-the-art network to Sault 
Ste. Marie," said Andre LeBlanc, VP Residential Markets, Bell Aliant. 
"Consumers are more connected than ever before, and FibreOP is designed to 
deliver the best TV and Internet experience -- today and in the future." 
Consumption of Internet continues to evolve, with more people using more 
connected devices at the same time. FibreOP can easily handle multiple 
connected devices, large data files and streaming video -- and delivers the 
best Internet and TV experience in the market. FibreOP is available for sale 
in the downtown area of Sault Ste. Marie starting today, and will expand 
throughout the city during the year. 
"Bell Aliant's FibreOP network gives our city a competitive edge," said Debbie 
Amaroso, Mayor, City of Sault Ste. Marie. "It gives our residents access to 
state-of-the-art technology - on par with anyplace in the world." 
"There's also great economic development potential with FibreOP," added Joe 
Fratesi, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Sault Ste. Marie. "In addition 
to the many benefits we already boast, fibre-to-the-home will be a key 
differentiator for the City of Sault Ste. Marie." 
With Internet download speeds of up to 250 Mbps, and upload speeds as high as 
30 Mbps, FibreOP delivers the best Internet experience in the market today. 
FibreOP also delivers the best TV experience with more than 100 HD channels, 
the best Whole Home PVR, and amazing apps like Facebook, Twitter, Galaxie 
Music and more. With a FibreOP bundle, customers save on the best of 
Sault Ste. Marie is part of Bell Aliant's operating territory. Through its 
strategic partnership with Bell, products are marketed under the Bell brand. 
FibreOP will be marketed as "Bell FibreOP." 
Bell Aliant has passed more than 33,000 premises with FibreOP in Greater 
Sudbury. The service is now available in the following communities: Azilda, 
Blezard Valley, Chelmsford, Coniston, Garson, Hanmer, New Sudbury, and Minto. 
In 2012, Bell Aliant turned up the dial on its FibreOP speeds, giving Sudbury 
customers access to 250 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload. 
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 its 
fibre-optic technology to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in its 
territory.Sault Ste. Marie customers can pre-register for FibreOP service at, 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. 
Norma Hughes (705) 648-3443 Toll-free: (877) 647-3443 
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