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 Newfoundland by bringing this technology to our customers in the Corner Brook area. Demand for bandwidth continues to grow, and more and more, our customers are looking for faster speeds on more connected devices. That's what FibreOP can offer - unprecedented speed and nearly limitless capacity."
Since announcing it would bring FibreOP to 60,000 homes and businesses in the St. John's area in April last year, Bell Aliant's total investment to expand the technology in Newfoundland is just over $26 million.
The FibreOP network provides Internet download speeds of up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps - the fastest available in Atlantic Canada. Additionally, FibreOP is also the only network that offers Twitter and Facebook apps for TV enabling customers to watch, surf and socialize while enjoying television programming.
By the end of 2012, Bell Aliant plans to invest almost half a billion dollars to extend fibre-optic technology to approximately 650,000 homes and businesses in parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador.
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