Bell Aliant has reported that it is investing around CAD70 million (USD65 million) to expand its ‘FibreOP’ fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to 125,000 additional premises in seven Quebec communities, offering very high speed internet and high definition IPTV alongside home phone service initially in Alma, Saguenay (including Chicoutimi, Jonquiere and La Baie), Saint-Felicien, Thetford Mines and Victoriaville, with additional communities including Riviere-du-Loup and Roberval to be added by year-end. Bell Aliant’s FTTH network currently covers more than 827,000 premises in more than 70 communities throughout Atlantic Canada and Ontario, and is projected to pass one million premises by the end of 2014, while Aliant’s sister telco Bell Canada has its largest concentration of FTTH infrastructure in the Quebec City area.
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