Atlantic Canadian telco Bell Aliant announced yesterday that it is increasing the maximum downlink data connection speed of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband internet services to 250Mbps, which it claims is the fastest in Atlantic Canada. Last month CommsUpdate reported that cableco Eastlink had launched a new cable broadband package with 200Mbps downloads in the Atlantic Canada region, and Aliant’s latest FTTH upgrade appears to trump this. Aliant’s Andre LeBlanc, vice-president, residential products, explained the motivation behind the 250Mbps service, saying that ‘40%’ of users access the web, download videos and watch TV simultaneously, accelerating the demand for greater bandwidth.
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