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post #1 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-04-07, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Fibre OP coming to NL this summer

Bell Aliant's world-class fibre-to-the-home network coming to St. John's
Investing $22 million in FibreOP(TM) TV and Internet services


ST. JOHN'S, April 7 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant today announced an investment of $22 million to bring its world-class fibre-to-the-home network, known as FibreOP(TM), to 60,000 homes and businesses in the St. John's and surrounding area.

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The awarding of recent contracts from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador along with the economics of the region, create a strong business case to bring the FibreOP network to St. John's, one of Bell Aliant's largest and most important markets.


Building on the success of Bell Aliant TV in St. John's, more customers will now have access to FibreOP TV, a 100 per cent digital TV service including High Definition television available on all TVs, and watch and record PVR. Customers can enjoy unmatched digital picture and sound quality on over 200 video channels, including 70 HD channels and 98 music channels.

Customers can pre-register for FibreOP service by visiting the Bell Aliant site
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post #2 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-04-21, 09:15 AM
 
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I've put those one on email alerts for when it arrives. The bundle deal currently posted to FibreOP customers in other locations completely trumps the standard IPTV BellAliant offered in NL. You'd be crazy not to go for 4x the Internet speed of Highspeed Ultra for essentially the same price. I'd love to have 75mb down but in reality its not worth the extra price..

I can finally get rid of Rogers completely. Now if only we had more competition in our market..
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post #3 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-05-04, 12:28 PM
 
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I can't wait! Finally they will light up the strands that have been on the poles for years! I hope they get it done quicker than they expect.
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post #4 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-05-05, 07:04 PM
 
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I was talking to a Bell Aliant tech today in St. John's, he said it will be set up in the Conception Bay South area first by the fall (there is no Bell Aliant TV available there at present), but it won't be available in the Airport Heights area of St. John's until next year, so don't hold your breath.
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post #5 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-05-10, 09:23 AM
 
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Hmm, the tech I spoke to said it was going to Kilbride first, it was almost ready to turn on now! Go figure more misinformation from Aliant! lol
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post #6 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-05-17, 12:35 PM
 
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Well, as long as I see it in St. John's before my PVR deal expires with Rogers in January I'll be a happy camper. Probably won't though. :P
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post #7 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-05-17, 06:20 PM
 
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Well really St johns is not that big, and with fiberop the longest part of the install is aliant waiting for what ever contracter the have went with to install the steel cable support system for them to string the fiber on. Once that is in place the fiber really takes no time to install, heck Moncton was only to have been a 4.5 month job once the lines were in place but due to the crazy snowfall we got they prettly well lost a full month. So once u start to see those steel lines up aliant should be moving in any time there after that. My best guess would be a completion date of late august early September depending on weather of course lol
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post #8 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-05-18, 02:16 PM
 
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Well I would not rule out snow in St. John's lol

I was lead to believe that the fibreop is on the poles, has been for some time, they need to run lines from the poles to each subscriber's house??? I know a fibre was installed several years ago, not sure if that is what they intend to use but I don't see it for any other use!

I know Aliant has been in the neighbourhood surveying the poles and such, taking pics etc this past week, I just hope its soon I have a new 60 inch plasma just waiting to be lit up
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post #9 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-05-18, 05:18 PM
 
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well in all honesty other than the discount you receive for bundling if i was not in an apartment i would not have the Aliant TV service just because of the HD TV quality as it is. The HD on Aliant is not even remotely close to the quality of Bev TV's HD, but on the other hand on FiberOP you get what will be a full featured VOD service. so if you don't care about the bundle discount or VOD i would go with Bev for HD and fiberOP internet.
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post #10 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-05-19, 10:03 AM
 
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I have not seen the BEV HD, I did have BEV years ago but ditched it when I kept losing signal in FOG! Yeah the fog is that thick here lol I wish I knew someone with BEV HD so I could compare (HD in stores around here sux but I think most are on Rogers) before Fibreop comes to my neigbourhood.
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post #11 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-06-04, 09:26 PM
 
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Is the HD on FibreOP superior to the standard Aliant IPTV?
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post #12 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-06-05, 06:43 PM
 
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nope exact same service, just minus the occasional pixilation u get on dsl tv.
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post #13 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-06-17, 12:42 PM
 
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Seen a Bell-Aliant car in my St. John's neighborhood that read FibreOP on the side of it Tuesday.. hopefully it won't be too long.
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post #14 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-06-17, 01:34 PM
 
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Aliant has been given permission (as of May 31st) to erect 35 pole mounted CSP cabinets in Mount Pearl, it won't be long now. It was also stated that in areas where there is no overhead power lines and infrastructure no Fibreop would be available.
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post #15 of 354 (permalink) Old 2011-06-22, 08:05 AM
 
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I live in the Topsail Pond Area of CBS/Paradise. In recent weeks the utility poles have gained new cabinets and for the last week crews have been stringing new wires. I keep meaning to stop and ask them what they are doing, but is the FibreOP? I'd be impressed that we got it before Sin Jawns....
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