Bell Aliant has expanded its direct fibre-based triple-play broadband, IPTV and telephony service, ‘FibreOP’, to Saint John in the province of New Brunswick (NB). The telco also announced that it has upgraded its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) packages under the ‘FibreOP 2.0’ banner, now offering symmetrical download/upload speeds of 30Mbps or a 170Mbps download option (with 30Mbps uplink). The service, which includes high-definition (HD) digital TV, is also currently available in Fredericton, Moncton and Sydney (NB); additional FibreOP rollouts are upcoming in Bathurst (NB), Summerside and Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Halifax and Truro (Nova Scotia) and St. John’s (Newfoundland). Aliant has earmarked around USD500 million to build out its FTTH network to pass 600,000 households by the end of 2012.
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