FibreOP connects straight to the home to deliver the fastest Internet and best
TIMMINS, ON, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is expanding its
presence in Northern Ontario. Today, the company announced it is investing $7
million to bring its world-class fibre-to-the home (FTTH) network to
Timmins,reaching approximately 15,000 premises. FibreOP(TM )is the only
network that connects fibre directly to a customer's home, delivering the
fastest Internet upload and download speeds, and the best digital TV
experience in the market.
"Timmins is the next logical step for our FibreOP expansion," said Karen
Sheriff, President and CEO, Bell Aliant. "It's our largest NorthernTel market
and the extensive aerial infrastructure in Timmins makes it ideal for
fibre-to-the home technology. We now offer FibreOP to more than 679,000
premises in 40 communities throughout our operating territory, and we are
excited about the opportunity to provide this exciting product to customers in
Timmins is part of Bell Aliant's operating territory but is served under the
NorthernTel brand. FibreOP will be marketed as "NorthernTel FibreOP.
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.
"We're thrilled that FibreOP is coming to Timmins," said Mayor Tom Laughren.
"It's great news that Bell Aliant chose Timmins for its first FibreOP
expansion in NorthernTel territory. It makes our community a leader in our
region and provides our residents with access to the most advanced broadband
technology in the world."
FibreOP delivers the best TV experience with more than 100 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 already available to customers in Greater
Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie and was announced in North Bay just last week.
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.Timmins 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.
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