Bell Aliant debuts 170/30 Mbps FTTH service

As it continues to ramp up its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network presence, Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) has decided to launch a 170/30 Mbps version of its FibreOP Internet service.

Unlike fellow Canadian operator Bell Canada's (NYSE: BCE) Fibe service, which is not FTTH but rather a Fiber to the Node (FTTN)-based network, Bell Aliant's FibreOP is FTTH but is currently only available in its greater Fredericton, greater Saint John and greater Moncton serving areas.

However, the service provider has previously declared that it sees great future in FTTH-based services and to prove that point it dedicated an additional $350 million between 2011 and 2012 to meet that goal. By the end of 2012, said its FTTH footprint will reach more than 600,000 households and businesses.

But in coming back to today's announcement, the one curious thing missing from the Bell Aliant press release is the price of the new speedier service tier. Consumers that are able to get Bell Aliant's FibreOP service in its current available areas had to pay CAD$108 (US$107) for its 70/15 Mbps FibreOP data-only service.

For more:
- see the release

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