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Bell Aliant FTTH network initiative launched in Nova Scotia

Bell Aliant, with the support of the Nova Scotia government, has announced that its FibreOP fiber-to-the-home ...


June 2, 2010  


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Bell Aliant, with the support of the Nova Scotia government, has announced that its FibreOP fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network is coming to the province with Internet speeds of 170 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload. Services will be available in Sydney sometime this fall. 

 

 

The $15 million investment is part of Bell Aliant’s previously announced 2010 capital program, which includes approximately $65 million for FTTH. Bell Aliant expects to pass 140,000 homes and businesses with FTTH by the end of 2010.

 

The Nova Scotia government is contributing $2 million to the project. “This investment is the right decision for families in Cape Breton,” said Premier Darrell Dexter said.

 

“Now, more than ever, we have to ensure that we have the right telecommunications infrastructure in place to create good jobs, grow the economy, explore new business opportunities and make life better for families in every region.”