Bell Aliant expanding FibreOP to five more communities in Newfoundland and
World-class fibre-to-the-home technology to be available to 21,000 homes and
businesses in Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Torbay, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's and
ST. JOHN'S, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Bell Aliant announced it will invest
more than $12 million to extend FibreOP(TM) to an additional 21,000 homes and
businesses in Newfoundland. Clarenville, Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Torbay and
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's will soon benefit from the company's industry
leading fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology.
With today's announcement, Bell Aliant's FibreOP coverage in the province will
extend to more than 125,000 premises and represents an investment of $50
million since 2011.
"This expansion is part of our plan to offer the power of FibreOP to as many
customers as possible," said Andre LeBlanc, vice president, Residential
Markets at Bell Aliant. "Everywhere we go with this technology, the reviews
are the same: people love it. FibreOP delivers the whole package -
blazing-fast Internet speeds, crystal-clear television with more than 130 HD
channels and apps to help you stay connected while you enjoy the best TV
experience in the market."
"The continued expansion of FibreOP in the province is welcome news," said
Churence Rogers, President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador.
"Having access to the best broadband technology available helps our
communities and our citizens succeed. It has been a boost to communities who
have it and we are delighted to see it extended."
As Internet use continues to evolve, more people are using several devices at
the same time. FibreOP can easily handle multipleconnected devices, large
data files and streaming video with Internet 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 130 HD channels,
incredible whole home PVR, and amazing apps like Facebook(TM), Twitter(TM),
Galaxie Music, the Weather Network App and the FibreOP Beam App. With a
FibreOP bundle, customers save on the best of everything.
-- FibreOP advantage: A direct fibre-to-the-home connection offers
the fastest Internet in the market with limitless potential to
increase speeds in the future. Bell Aliant increased FibreOP
Internet speeds three times in the last year and currently
offers download/upload speeds of up to 250/30 Mbps.
-- Leading the way: Bell Aliant was the first to cover an entire
city with fibre-to-the-home and was recognized for North
American innovation and leadership in FTTH deployment with the
-- Reaching more communities: FibreOP is available to more than
725,000 homes and businesses in more than 60 communities across
Atlantic Canada and Ontario.
-- There's an app for that: Bell Aliant was the first to introduce
social TV apps to its superior TV offering along with more than
130 HD channels and incredible PVR. FibreOP 's suite of apps
includes Facebook, Twitter, the Weather Network App, Galaxie
and( )the FibreOP Beam App.
Customers in Newfoundland and Labrador can check availability and pre-register
for FibreOP service at www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, or by calling 1-866-FIBREOP
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
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