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Press release from CNW Group

Bell Aliant invests $2 million to bring FibreOP TV and Internet to Sussex, NB

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Bell Aliant invests $2 million to bring FibreOP TV and Internet to Sussex, NB10:00 EDT Wednesday, April 04, 2012FibreOP offers Sussex customers fastest Internet download speeds of up to 250 MbpsSUSSEX, NB, April 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant is bringing its fibre-to-the home (FTTH) network to Sussex, New Brunswick, investing $2 million to expand its FibreOP™ services to 3,000 homes and businesses in the area."Access to the FibreOP network represents a tremendous growth opportunity for Sussex, and has huge potential to connect businesses and families," said Andre LeBlanc, VP Residential Product, Bell Aliant. "We are excited to continue our expansion in New Brunswick, and to offer the best TV and Internet to our customers in the Sussex area."FibreOP Internet offers the best Internet, including the fastest speeds with up to up to 250 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload service. With these speeds and no data caps, even multiple simultaneous users can download and share large multimedia files faster than ever before.FibreOP TV is the best TV service and gives you everything you expect - amazing picture quality and the most popular channels, plus features not available anywhere else. The Whole Home PVR is the only PVR that lets you record and pause live TV from any room in the home. It also includes superior HD and Ultimate Video-on-Demand, with the most HD movies and most popular HD TV shows. FibreOP TV is the only service that allows customers to watch TV while using Facebook to view feeds and albums, and to rate and comment on their favourite TV shows.FibreOP for business is the only 100 per cent fibre optic network that connects straight to your business, providing superior speed and reliability so business customers can get the most out of their work day.Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home and by the end of 2012, will have invested approximately half a billion dollars to extend it to approximately 650,000 homes and businesses in its territory. FibreOP builds are complete in Greater Saint John including Quispamsis, Rothesay, Grand Bay/Westfield, as well as Bathurst, Fredericton, Miramichi, and Moncton, including Riverview, Dieppe and Shediac. Customers in parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador also enjoy the new product.Sussex 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 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 of customer service, choice and convenience.For further information: Media contact: Sarah Levy MacLeod 855 487-5026 sarah.levy@bellaliant.ca