Bell Aliant to bring FTTH service to 20,000 users in North Bay, Ontario

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Bell Aliant is investing $12.5 million to serve 20,000 premises with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based FibreOP service in North Bay, Ontario, the third area in the region to receive the fiber-based broadband service.

Similar to other FTTH expansions into nearby cities Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, users in North Bay will be able to get speeds of up to 250/30 Mbps and 120 HD channels, and other video features such as a Whole Home Personal Video Recorder (PVR).

FTTH expansion has been a major priority for Bell Aliant. While it won't release Q1 earnings until Aug. 2, in the first quarter the telco reported that its FibreOP service drove up revenue to 0.3 percent, or $1.98 million to its total of $679 million. In Q1, Bell Aliant added 17,900 FibreOP customers, bringing the total FibreOP Internet customers to 130,100. 

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