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Bell Aliant brings future proof FibreOP network to Sturgeon Falls, ON


Bell Aliant brings future proof FibreOP network to Sturgeon Falls, ON

Expansion to provide the best TV and fastest Internet

STURGEON FALLS, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) will invest $2.5 million to bring its powerful FibreOP™ network to 4,000 Sturgeon Falls premises. The company's future proof fibre-to-the-home service promises lightning fast Internet upload and download speeds, the best digital TV experience and the most reliable home phone service in the market.

"FibreOP has grown quickly in northeastern Ontario," said Andre LeBlanc, vice president, Residential Markets at Bell Aliant. "Customers love this powerful technology, and we are excited to offer residents of Sturgeon Falls access to the limitless potential fibre-to-the-home offers."

Sturgeon Falls 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." FibreOP is also available in Ontario in the communities of Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Timmins, Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt.

"West Nipissing offers first class amenities," said Mayor Joanne Savage. "Access to the FibreOP network for Sturgeon Falls residents is one more exciting reason why West Nipissing is a great place to live, work and play."

As Internet use continues to evolve, more people are using several devices at the same time. FibreOP can easily handle multiple connected devices, large data files and streaming video with Internet download speeds of up to 250 Mbps, and upload speeds as fast as 30 Mbps.

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, the Weather Network and the FibreOP Beam app. With a FibreOP bundle, customers save on the best of everything. Sturgeon Falls 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.


    --  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 - currently with 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 in more than
        770,000 homes and businesses in more than 70 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 over 100
        HD channels and the best Whole Home HD PVR. FibreOP 's suite of
        apps includes Facebook, Twitter, the Weather Network app,
        Galaxie and the Beam app for FibreOP TV.

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.

SOURCE Bell Aliant Inc.

Norma Hughes (705) 648-3443 Toll-free: (877) 647-3443 Norma.hughes@bellaliant.ca

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