Monday, December 16, 2002
Aliant Telecom High-Speed Internet now available in New Maryland
Saint John, NB --
Aliant Telecom, Atlantic Canada’s leading provider of dial and High-Speed Internet service, today announced the availability of its High-Speed Internet service in the Applewood Acres, Forbes Subdivision, Pine Ridge Estates, Highland Acres, Springwater Place and Castle Acres areas of New Maryland.
“We are pleased to be able to add these subdivisions to our High-Speed Internet serving areas this year,” says Heather Tulk, Vice-President Broadband and Marketing, Aliant Telecom. “True to our commitment to make Atlantic Canada one of the most connected regions in the world, we have invested nearly $35 million this year alone to upgrade our network across New Brunswick and expand our High-Speed Internet service to key communities. And we continually explore new opportunities to cost-effectively deliver broadband services to communities throughout the region.”
Aliant Telecom offers a unique high-speed experience, with service delivered over Digital Subscriber Lines (“DSL”) that provides customers with the ability to surf the Internet without tying up phones lines. “Our service is so popular because DSL is the only High-Speed Internet service that delivers a dedicated connection to each customer, providing the speed, security and consistency our Internet customers rely upon every day,“ explains Tulk. “Add to that the enhanced services available to our customers, and you have the ultimate Internet experience.”
Aliant Telecom’s determination to help customers experience more from their Internet service is evidenced by TV on my PC, Music on my PC and aliant.net -- an exclusive, free service available to Aliant Telecom’s High-Speed Internet customers that includes online news clips, full-length music videos, box-office and video trailers and more.
Aliant Telecom is the only full service communications provider in Atlantic Canada, offering complete wireline, wireless, Internet and e-business solutions over a state-of-the-art network. As its customer base continues to grow, Aliant will continue to explore new technologies and to invest in the world-class infrastructure and equipment required to deliver dedicated, secure, high-speed Internet service to Atlantic Canada and build the foundation required to deliver enhanced broadband services to its customers.
About Aliant Telecom:
Aliant Telecom is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aliant Inc. (TSX:AIT) Aliant is a recognized leader in communications and information technology. From its headquarters in eastern Canada, Aliant develops pacesetting telecommunications technologies and commercializes them for customers, and for export through partners worldwide. Aliant complements its industry-leading telecommunications business with strengths in developing information technology and knowledge services applications. The company’s 10,200 employees collaborate to deliver the highest quality of customer service, while consistently demonstrating innovative capabilities that drive growth in existing and new markets. Aliant is a TSX 100 company with a market capitalization of approximately $4 billion. More information on Aliant may be found on our Web site at www.aliant.ca.
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