Bell Aliant's FibreOP brings fastest Internet and best TV to Amherst, NS
AMHERST, NS, Nov. 22, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) will
connect Amherst, Nova Scotia to its fibre-to-the home (FTTH) network in
December. The $2.7-million investment is the tenth community to be
connected to Bell Aliant's FTTH network in 2012. Approximately 5,400
Amherst and area residential and business customers will have access to
the Atlantic region's fastest Internet speeds and best TV service.
"Bell Aliant's FibreOP(TM) connects right to homes and businesses and gives consumers and local
industry access to the speed and data capabilities they need to remain
competitive," said Robert Small, Mayor of Amherst. "We want the world
to know that our community is a thriving, connected place to live and
Bell Aliant's future-proof network is already available across Nova
Scotia including Halifax, Truro, New Glasgow, Annapolis Valley, Sydney,
Bridgewater, Digby, Antigonish and Yarmouth, and the company will soon
start connecting customers in Lunenburg.
"Simply put, FibreOP offers customers the fastest Internet in the market, and the best TV
experience that includes the most user-friendly guide, the best Whole
Home PVR, more than 100 HD channels and the most HD video on demand
content," said Andre LeBlanc, Vice President, Residential Markets, Bell
Aliant. "A fibre-optic network is the building block of great home
entertainment. Amherst will soon experience the difference fibre
directly to the home makes."
FTTH dramatically increases connection speeds and data capability
available to users. Bell Aliant's FibreOP network offers the best TV experience with amazing features like the
best Whole Home PVR, more than 100 HD channels, the most HD movies on
demand and the most amazing apps. FibreOP offers Atlantic Canada's fastest Internet speeds with up to 250 Mbps
download and 30 Mbps upload. With a FibreOP bundle, customers save on the best of everything.
Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with
fibre-to-the-home. By the end of 2012, the company will have invested
approximately half a billion dollars to extend fibre-optic technology
to approximately 650,000 homes and businesses in its territory.Amherst
customers can pre-register for FibreOP service at www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, or call 1-866-FIBREOP (1-866-342-7367) to be notified when service is available in their
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 FibreOPTM 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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