Bell Aliant Connecting Corner Brook, NL to FibreOP Network

Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) announced it will invest $4.1 million to connect Corner Brook, NL to its FibreOP network. This means that the fibre-to-the home (FTTH) service will now reach more than 10,000 homes and businesses in the area. Andre LeBlanc, VP Residential Services, Bell Aliant adds: “We are excited to continue our expansion in […]

IPTV in Canada: An update

In 2005, cable companies began offering cable telephony , also known as VoIP or digital phone service, to its customers for the first time. Since that time, the big four cable companies – Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron have taken more than 386 million landline phone customers away from the big Canadian telephone companies.

To offset losses in telecommunications, Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, MTS, Sasktel, Tbaytel, and Telus have decided to take on the cable companies by offering cable customers IPTV or Internet Protocol television, a technology that enables telephone companies (Telcos) to deliver television programming through phones lines.

Myth: Bell Fibe TV is Fibre to the Home

In my mailbox this week, I received an offer from Bell Canada which offered the Digital Home Bell Fibe TV for a discounted rate.

In a glossy brochure that accompanied the offer Bell Canada stated that Bell Feb TV was “a new TV service delivered through our new state-of-the-art fibre optic network.”

MTS continues roll-out of its fibre optic network to in Manitoba

Winnipeg based MTS announced today that it will deploy its fibre-to-the-home network (FiON) in the communities of Neepawa, Minnedosa, Killarney and Carberry Manitoba in early 2012.

MTS currently offers FiON in Waverly West, SElkir, Dauphin, and Steinbach Manitoba.

Fibre to the Home: The future of Internet Connectivity

An overview of what Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) is and its penetration in Canada in 2011.

Bell Aliant bringing Fibre to 27,000 homes in Nova Scotia

Bell Aliant said today it will spend $13 million in order to bring a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to 27,000 homes and businesses to the New Glasgow and Annapolis Valley areas of Nova Scotia.

FTTH connectivity is notable because it allows telecommunications providers to offer numerous services such as high definition television along with very fast internet speeds

Fiber to the home services now available to 1 in 5 North American Homes

As of April 2011, fiber to the home services were available to almost one in five homes (18 percent) of North American homes according to a recent report done by market research firm RVA LLC.

FTTH connectivity is notable because it allows telecommunications providers to offer numerous services such as high definition television along with very fast internet speeds.

Fibre-to-the-Home coming to St. John’s

Bell Aliant said today it will spend $22 million in order to bring a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to approximately 60,000 homes and businesses in St. John’s Newfoundland.

FTTH connectivity is notable because it allows telecommunications providers to offer numerous services such as high definition television along with very fast internet speeds.

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