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.
Bell Aliant added 13,400 net new TV subscribers to its FibreOP service in the first quarter thanks in no small part to the carrier's fiber-to-the-home network strategy.
Bell Aliant continued to see the fruits of its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH)-based broadband and IPTV efforts pay off in the first quarter of 2014 as data revenues grew $22 million, or 8.6 percent, due to an uptick in Internet and TV customer adds.
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.