Broadband initiative for Newfoundland and Labrador progresses

AUGUST 7, 2009 -- EastLink announced has been selected to move into negotiations with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to build the fiber network portion of the government's broadband initiative.

AUGUST 7, 2009 -- EastLink announced has been selected to move into negotiations with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to build the fiber network portion of the government's broadband initiative.

EastLink provides a range of communications, entertainment, television, and advertising services to residential, business and public sector customers in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec including 400 communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

"Providing this fiber network to the Provincial Government will enable EastLink to continue the expansion of our broadband network and services to more communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador," Dan McKeen, deputy chair, external affairs, EastLink.

In the coming months, EastLink will work with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to confirm details of the initiative with the goal of beginning construction in the spring of 2010.

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