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Bell Aliant invests $2.6 million to bring FibreOP TV and Internet to Yarmouth

Future-proof network reaches download speeds of 250 Mbps

YARMOUTH, NS, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant is bringing its fibre-to-the home (FTTH) network to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, investing $2.6 million to expand its FibreOP™ services to 5,000 homes and businesses in the area.

"FibreOP is the only 100 per cent fibre optic network that goes straight to a customer's home and delivers up to 250 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload - the fastest download and upload Internet speeds available in the market today," said Andre LeBlanc, VP Residential Product, Bell Aliant. "We are excited to offer our Yarmouth area customers the FibreOP experience - it is truly changing how customers connect, communicate and watch TV."

"The arrival of Bell Aliant's FibreOP network is a real win for the Town of Yarmouth," said Phil Mooney, Mayor of Yarmouth. "This state-of-the-art network will connect our innovative people and businesses with leading technologies -- and the result will be positive momentum and success."

FibreOP Internet offers the best Internet, including the fastest speeds with 250 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload service. With these speeds and no data caps, even multiple simultaneous users can download and share large multimedia files faster than ever before.

FibreOP TV is the best TV service and gives you everything you expect - amazing picture quality and the most popular channels, plus features not available anywhere else. The Whole Home PVR is the only PVR that lets you record and pause live TV from any room in the home. It also includes superior HD and Ultimate Video-on-Demand, with the most HD movies and most popular HD TV shows. FibreOP TV is the only service that allows customers to watch TV while using Facebook to view feeds and albums, and to rate and comment on their favourite TV shows.

FibreOP is the only 100 per cent fibre optic network that connects straight to your business, providing superior speed and reliability so business customers can get the most out of their work day.

Bell Aliant was the first in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home and by the end of 2012, will have invested approximately half a billion dollars to extend it to approximately 650,000 homes and businesses in its territory. FibreOP expansions continue in Halifax Regional Municipality and Bridgewater, and builds are complete in New Glasgow, Wolfville, Windsor, Kentville, Truro, Sydney, Sydney River, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, Glace Bay and New Waterford. Customers in parts of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador also enjoy the new product.

Yarmouth customers can pre-register for FibreOP service at www.bellaliant.net/FibreOP, or call 1-866-(1-866-342-7367) to be notified when service is available in their area.

About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. Through its operating entities, it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience.

Media contact:

Sarah Levy MacLeod
855 487-5026
sarah.levy@bellaliant.ca

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