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Bell Aliant's FibreOP brings fastest Internet and best TV to Amherst, NS

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bell Aliant's FibreOP brings fastest Internet and best TV to Amherst, NS09:30 EST Thursday, November 22, 2012AMHERST, NS, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - 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 FibreOPTM 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 work."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 area. About Bell AliantBell 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.For further information: Sarah Dawson Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs 855-482-5541 sarah.dawson@bellaliant.ca