Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX:BA) is adding FibreOP service to more communities in Northern Ontario.

Its fibre-to-the home (FTTH) service was installed at 5,000 premises in Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt, providing residents with high speed Internet, digital TV and home phone service.

Andre LeBlanc, Vice President, Residential Markets at Bell Aliant, reports that the company has invested approximately $68.5 million to bring FibreOP to 120,000 homes in Northern Ontario including Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and North Bay.

"FibreOP is designed to give customers a superior TV and Internet experience today while providing them with limitless potential for the future. We're extremely pleased to add Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt to the growing list of Northern Ontario communities that now have access to this powerful technology," LeBlanc said.

The Mayor of Cobalt, Tina Sartoretto, was equally delighted with the network enhancements. "Cobalt does sell itself as an historic town, but we like to be current with our infrastructure. With FibreOP we are jumping ahead of others when it comes to having access to enhanced telecommunications services," she added.

FibreOP, which delivers more than 100 HD channels, can readily handle multiple connected devices, large data files and streaming video with Internet download speeds of up to 250 Mbps, and upload speeds as high as 30 Mbps.

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