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Bell Aliant spends $4.3M to bring FTTH service to three new Newfoundland, Labrador locations

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Canada's Bell Aliant is investing $4.3 million to light up three new towns in Newfoundland and Labrador with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based FibreOP service. When the telco completes this latest build, it will serve a total of 8,100 customers in Harbour Grace, Deer Lake and Stephenville.

"We've seen incredible demand for FibreOP here in Newfoundland and Labrador, and this expansion puts us on target to reach even more of the province," said Andre LeBlanc, vice president, residential markets at Bell Aliant, in a release.

This latest investment will extend FibreOP coverage to more than 139,000 premises and represents an investment of $65 million since 2011. 

Last October, the service provider announced it would spend $11.6 million to bring FibreOP service to an additional 21,000 homes and businesses to five other towns in Labrador and Newfoundland: Clarenville, Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Torbay and Portugal Cove-St. Philip's. 

FibreOP was a key element of revenue growth in its fourth-quarter 2013 results. During the quarter, the FibreOP subscriber base topped 185,000 as it added 18,000 fiber-based Internet customers.

The service provider continues to make progress in rolling out FibreOP, offering the service to more than 806,000 homes and businesses in more than 70 communities across Atlantic Canada and Ontario. By the end of the year, it is on target to reach 1 million premises.

For more:
- see the release

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