Bell Aliant to bring FTTH network to Halifax Nova Scotia

Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) customers that reside in Nova Scotia's Halifax region will be able to get Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service as the incumbent provider announced this week that it will extend its "FibreOp" service to 160,000 homes by the middle of the year.

As part of a $55 million investment, the Halifax FTTH network expansion will be brought to Halifax, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage, Cole Harbour, Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Waverley, Timberlea, Spryfield, Bedford, St. Margaret's Bay and Lake Echo. The Nova Scotia Government also contributed $2 million to the project so it can "help ensure economic development opportunities for Nova Scotia with leading edge technology infrastructure."

Through this latest expansion effort, Bell Aliant will extend coverage of its FibreOP service to about 190,000 homes and businesses, raising the total spending on the regional project to over $70 million.

Already, Bell Aliant is providing its FibreOP service to Sydney and Sydney River with plans to bring the service to Glace Bay, North Sydney, Sydney Mines and New Waterford later this year under its initial Nova Scotia FTTH expansion effort.

By the end of 2012, Bell Aliant said it will have invested almost half a billion dollars to extend FTTH to over 600,000 homes and businesses in the regions it serves.

For more:
- see the release
- TeleGeography has this article

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