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Bell Aliant FibreOP setting the pace: Future-proof network delivers fastest Internet speeds

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bell Aliant FibreOP setting the pace: Future-proof network delivers fastest Internet speeds14:49 EDT Monday, April 23, 2012HALIFAX, April 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant announces another innovation with its future proof fibre-to-the-home network, FibreOP, increasing its fastest download speed to up to 250 Mbps - the fastest Internet speeds in Atlantic Canada.FibreOP's fibre-to-the-home technology is perfectly suited to meet customer demand for bandwidth and speed today and in the future."Today's consumers are more connected than ever and are demanding more bandwidth and speed to get the most out of their Internet experience," said Dan McKeen, Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions, Bell Aliant. "Our FibreOP network is doing what we built it to do - adapt to consumer demand and deliver the most advanced and innovative TV and Internet services in the market."Bell Aliant has achieved many Atlantic Canadian innovations with its state-of-the-art FibreOP network. The company was the first to bring social TV to Atlantic Canadians with its popular Facebook for FibreOP TV app. In 2009, Bell Aliant became the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home technology. And by the end of 2012, will have invested approximately half a billion dollars to extend FibreOP to approximately 650,000 homes and businesses in its territory. In 2012, Bell Aliant continued to expand its FibreOP footprint, and has recently begun builds in Sussex, New Brunswick; Yarmouth and Bridgwater, Nova Scotia; and Sudbury, Ontario. Additional community launches are planned throughout 2012.Bell Aliant FibreOP is the only 100 per cent fibre optic network to connect straight to homes and businesses, with download speeds of up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps. With that speed and no data caps, even multiple simultaneous users can download and share large multimedia files faster than ever before.Customers can get more information about 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 of customer service, choice and convenience.For further information: Media contact: Sarah Levy MacLeod 855 487-5026 sarah.levy@bellaliant.ca