Bell Aliant today announced the launch of FibreOP 2.0 in New Brunswick.

Features of the upgraded service include faster internet service and the introduction of Microsoft Mediaroom on its television set top boxes, the same software used by Bell, MTS and Telus.

“We’ve taken a great product and made it even better,” said Karen Sheriff, President and CEO, Bell Aliant.

On the internet side, Bell Aliant says FibreOP 2.0 customers will see Internet speeds increase and have the ability to upload as fast as they download on several packages. For example, Aliant's most popular internet package, which previously offered download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 5 Mbps, will now offer 30 Mbps upload and download speeds so a customer can upload as fast as they download.

On the television side, FibreOP 2.0 marks the introduction of the Microsoft Mediaroom software on the Aliant system as well as the new whole home PVR, where one PVR powers set top boxes in multiple rooms of the home and has the capacity to record up to four shows at the same time.

FibreOP 2.0 is now available to residents in the existing FibreOP markets of Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton, and Sydney. Bathurst, Charlottetown and Halifax will launch with all FibreOP services, including FibreOP 2.0, with rollouts continuing in these areas. Customers in Truro, Summerside, and St. John’s will have access to FibreOP 2.0 soon as the fibre-to-the-home builds are underway in these cities.

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