Bell Aliant expanding FibreOP to five more communities in Newfoundland and Labrador

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
        FTTXcellence Award.
    --  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, 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 

SOURCE  Bell Aliant Inc. 
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