Bell Aliant continued on its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) expansion path, adding 19,000 new FibreOP customers during the quarter, bringing total FibreOP Internet customers to approximately 236,000 at the end of September 2014.
Bell Aliant's CEO Karen Sheriff will retire from the company at the end of the year as the company becomes integrated into its parent company Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE).
Bell Canada, an operating subsidiary of BCE Inc., reported that its Bell Fibe TV subscriber base totaled 580,643 at the end of the second quarter, up 67.7 percent from the same period a year ago.
Bell Aliant's move to expand its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband offering continued to be a major driver in the telco's portfolio, helping to drive up Internet revenues 4.8 percent to $6.4 million.
Bell Canada is sharpening its customer service focus in the Atlantic Canada region by acquiring two customer call centers in New Brunswick as part of its broader strategy to improve customer service.
BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is going to privatize its Atlantic Canada affiliate Bell Aliant by acquiring the interest of its public minority shareholders while supporting its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband growth initiatives.
Bell Aliant has set Quebec as the next target for its FibreOP service, announcing that it is investing $70 million to extend the reach of its fiber to the home (FTTH) network to 125,000 premises in seven Quebec communities.
Verizon may be aggressively bringing fiber to the home (FTTH) services into multi-dwelling units (MDUs)--particularly in areas like New York City--but the segment has a number of unique attributes.
Comcast continues to make a more dominant presence on Netflix's monthly Speed Index, rising from No. 4 to No. 3 in average streaming speeds among major U.S. Internet service providers for April, reports FierceOnlineVideo.
Telcos in Canada like Bell Aliant, Bell Canada and Telus are using their fiber optic networks to cut into the cable TV business stronghold and bring in their own batches of video subscribers, a research group says.