Bell Aliant to Connect Edmundston, NB, to FibreOP Network

  • FTTH
EDMUNDSTON, NB - Bell Aliant, the Canadian regional provider that is rolling out fiber to the home throughout Canada's eastern provinces, is investing $4.2 million to bring its FibreOp network to more than 8,400 homes and businesses in Edmundston, New Brunswick. FibreOP offers Atlantic Canada’s fastest Internet speeds, with download speeds of up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps.

“This investment is great news for Edmundston,” says Cyrille Simard, mayor of Edmundston. “Access to Bell Aliant’s FibreOP network means we can compete with the best. It’s a feather in our cap – a strong selling point we can use when we work to attract families and businesses here.”

Bell Aliant expects to spend approximately half a billion dollars on FTTH by the end of 2012. It already passes more than 500,000 homes and businesses in Atlantic Canada with fiber and expects to pass 650,000 premises by the end of the year. According to Andre LeBlanc, Bell Aliant's vice president for residential markets, uptake of Bell Aliant fiber-based services is strong, and the company has top ratings in customer satisfaction.

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