Bell Aliant adds FTTH communities and improves services

Canadian carrier Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) has boosted the data rates and number of TV apps its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) customers can expect. It also has made the service available to five new communities.

Aug 16th, 2012

Canadian carrier Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) has boosted the data rates and number of TV apps its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) customers can expect. It also has made the service available to five new communities.

Bell Aliant said it will spend CAN$11.5 million to expand its FTTH network to 22,000 more homes and businesses in the Atlantic Canadian communities of Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, Campbellton and Hampton in New Brunswick, and Digby and Antigonish in Nova Scotia. The carrier said it also will add new homes and businesses to its network in Greater Moncton. The carrier had previously announced FibreOP FTTH builds in Edmundston, Grand Falls, Woodstock, and Sussex, New Brunswick; Yarmouth and Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; and Sudbury, Ontario.

“More than 574,000 homes and businesses now have access to this technology, and we’re growing our reach every day,” said Andre LeBlanc, vice president, residential markets, Bell Aliant. “Our FibreOP network has innovation built in. That’s why we call it future-proof, and that’s how we’re able to increase speeds and add new apps for our customers -- absolutely free.”

For example, the most popular FibreOP Internet service bundle features download speeds of up to 50 Mbps (an increase from 30 Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps. Meanwhile, the TV roster includes a new Weather Network as well as the Galaxie app, from which subscribers can access a variety of music.

The top FibreOP fastest Internet speeds are up to 250 Mbps downstream and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps.

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