[nSLUG] Aliant launches Atlantic Canada's fastest broadband connection

Paul Boudreau pbx at eastlink.ca
Tue Feb 8 13:25:25 AST 2005

Robert J. McKay wrote:

>I figured this might be of interest to some people here...
>Aliant launches Atlantic Canada's fastest broadband connection
>    -  10 Megabit Internet service for apartment building units
>    -  Atlantic Canada's first Fibre-to-the-Home trial
>    HALIFAX, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - Aliant, Atlantic Canada's largest information 
>and communications technology company, is launching two innovative, fibre 
>optic- based broadband services to consumers: 10 Megabit Internet service 
>and Atlantic Canada's first Fibre-to-the-Home trial.
>    "At Aliant, we take pride in our track record of innovation and 
>providing customers with world-leading communications, information and 
>entertainment solutions," said Heather Tulk, Vice President Broadband and 
>Marketing, Aliant.
>"Our latest advancements in the use of fibre optic technology allow us to
>deliver Atlantic Canada's fastest broadband connection and the region's 
>first Fibre-to-the-Home trial."
>    Using fibre optic technology, Aliant can now deliver a 10 Megabit
>Internet service - one of the fastest broadband connection speeds in 
>Canada, to apartment building residents. By July, approximately 30 
>apartment buildings in the Halifax Regional Municipality will be equipped 
>for fibre delivered Internet. Aliant High Speed Ultra customers living in 
>these buildings will enjoy the 10 Megabit download speed, giving them an 
>even better online experience, whether they are playing online video 
>games, downloading music, surfing the Web, emailing, or sharing files and 
>pictures with friends and family.
>    To further test the capabilities of fibre technology, Aliant is also
>conducting Atlantic Canada's first Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) trial. 
>Thirty-two participants in the Royale Hemlocks community in Bedford, Nova 
>Scotia will take part in the 12-month trial.
>    For the trial, Aliant is installing a fibre optic network that will
>provide more than 30 Megabits of bandwidth to individual residences. 
>Through a combination of wired and wireless applications, trial 
>participants will be provided with the newest and fastest Aliant service 
>offerings - via fibre optic cable connected directly to their homes. Trial 
>services will initially include 10 Megabit Internet, TV on my PC, Music on 
>my PC and Aliant Security Services (anti-virus, parental control, and 
>personal firewall).
>    To receive fibre delivered Internet, apartment buildings will be wired
>via a central switch that allows every data jack in the building to be 
>pre- wired for high-speed Internet while delivering dedicated bandwidth to 
>each individual unit. This network design removes the need for a modem, 
>giving tenants the convenience to move their computer around their 
>apartment and to log-on to the Internet in any room with a data jack using 
>an Ethernet cord.
>    As development on new Internet Protocol (IP) based applications such 
>as video and Voice over IP (VoIP) progress, Aliant will add these to its 
>suite of products and services available over fibre.
>    "As we enhance our fibre network and deliver more IP-based 
>applications, they too will live up to the high levels of service 
>excellence, value, simplicity and reliability that our customers have come 
>to expect," said Tulk.
>    About Aliant
>    From its home base in Atlantic Canada, Aliant delivers a wide variety 
>of innovative and traditional communications services, including local and 
>long distance telephony, wireless, Internet, e-commerce, interactive 
>multimedia, data and managed network services, to more than two million 
>consumers and over 80,000 enterprises. Aliant complements its industry-leading 
>telecommunications business with strengths in information technology 
>solutions and knowledge-services applications. The company's approximately 8,400 employees build 
>on Aliant's 100-plus year history by collaborating to deliver the highest 
>quality of customer service, choice and convenience. Aliant is a TSX 100 
>company with a market capitalization of approximately $3.8 billion.
Why spam this list with an ad for a company that doesn't even
support Linux, whatsoever?



More information about the nSLUG mailing list