Bell Aliant's future proof FibreOP network coming to North Bay, ON
Expansion will deliver the best TV and fastest Internet speeds to the city
NORTH BAY, ON, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) continues to
grow its powerful FibreOP™network by adding a third Ontario community -
North Bay. The company will invest $13 million to offer its future-proof
network to 20,000 North Bay premises, delivering the fastest Internet upload
and download speeds, and the best digital TV experience in the market.
"We are thrilled to continue our expansion in Ontario by bringing this
powerful technology to North Bay," said Karen Sheriff, President and CEO, Bell
Aliant. "Just like their neighbours in Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, customers
in North Bay will be amazed by what FibreOP has to offer: The most amazing TV
experience around and the fastest Internet download and upload speeds."
As Internet use continues to evolve, more people are using multiple connected
devices at the same time. With 100 per cent fibre straight to the home,
FibreOP is the best Internet and allows everyone in the home to do what they
want to do faster, and at the same time. FibreOP Internet offers download
speeds of up to 250 Mbps, and upload speeds as high as 30 Mbps.
FibreOP also delivers the best TV experience with more than 120 HD channels,
the best Whole Home PVR, the most HD channels on demand and amazing apps like
Facebook, Twitter, Galaxie Music, the Weather Network App and more. With a
FibreOP bundle, customers save on the best of everything.
Bell Aliant's FibreOP network is important infrastructure to the City and our
residents," said Al McDonald, Mayor, of North Bay. "FibreOP connects our
residents with the rest of the world in real time and will enhance the City's
position as a leader in progressive growth and development."
North Bay 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 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 premises in its
territory.North Bay customers can pre-register for FibreOP service at
www.fibreop.ca , 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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