An expanded data services offering and U.S. cable businesses—and a little help from Canadian cable operations as well--drove up Cogeco Cable profits by 18 percent in the second quarter, the company reported.
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.
Bell Aliant is enhancing its data center capacity for existing and new business customers, announcing that it will build a $23 million new facility in Saint John, New Brunswick.
The Fiber to the Home Council Americas has named Kevin Morgan, ADTRAN's director of marketing communications, as the new vice chairman for its board of directors.
Bell Aliant's Fiber to the Home (FTTH) FibreOP subscriber base topped 185,000 during the fourth quarter as it added 18,000 fiber-based Internet customers.
Bell Aliant, Cogeco and Utilities Kingston have been awarded contracts from the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) to provide fiber-based connections to over 50 business parks across rural Eastern Ontario.
Bell Aliant's Atlantic Canada IPTV service has expanded its Community One TV channel with five new shows that highlight local culture and sports.
Bell Aliant's IPTV service continues to be a major growth engine as Q3 revenue grew 56 percent year-over-year to $11.5 million with the addition of 19,300 new FibreOP TV customers.
Bell Aliant is dedicating $11.6 million in capital to bring its FibreOP fiber to the home service to an additional 21,000 homes and businesses in Newfoundland.
Canadian telcos Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) and Bell Aliant continued to gain subscribers and revenue from their nascent IPTV businesses, according to second quarter earnings announced by both companies this week.