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Bell Canada Launches Fibre Optic Internet Service for Consumers

Submitted by on July 5, 2006 – 7:58 pm

MONTREAL, July 5 /CNW/ – Bell Canada today announced the introduction of
Sympatico Optimax, a high speed Internet service for consumers that leverages the latest in fibre optic technology. The service offers an Internet
connection that will consistently deliver fast maximum speeds of 10 or 16
megabits per second (Mbps). Sympatico Optimax rolls out in Montréal starting today.
“Bell is setting a new standard in Internet access,” said Kevin Crull,
President, Residential Services, Bell Canada. “Sympatico Optimax builds on
Bell’s new fibre optic network to provide consumers a combination of bandwidth and reliability that’s unmatched in the Canadian marketplace.”
Sympatico Optimax brings Bell’s fibre optic network closer than ever
before to consumer homes, resulting in faster Internet access that remains
consistent throughout the day at its maximum speed. Sympatico Optimax will
appeal especially to Internet users who enjoy bandwith-intensive applications.
“Sympatico Optimax Internet service is always fast and its connection to
consumer homes will not slowdown,” said Crull. “Our technology is optimized for a new generation of consumers with a growing appetite for digital entertainment, whether online games, music or video.”
Consumer demand for Internet bandwidth and reliability is exploding among
Internet users. Sympatico.MSN.ca has seen a dramatic increase in demand for
video content from 2.2 million streams in 2003 to more than 31 million streams in 2005, with current 2006 projections over 60 million.
Sympatico Optimax is available in selected areas of Montreal now and is
priced at $65 per month for 10 Mpbs or $80 per month for 16 Mbps. Sympatico Optimax includes up to 75 GB of bandwidth usage, or the equivalent of over 15,000 music downloads. Availability and pricing of the service in Toronto will be announced at a later date.
For more information on Sympatico Optimax, please call 1-866-875-9591 or
visit www.bell.ca/optimax.

About Bell Canada
Bell Canada is Canada’s national leader in communications with 28 million
customer connections across the country. The company provides consumers with simple solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone
services, wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and
voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications
technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual
Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is wholly-owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell’s products and services, please visit www.bell.ca, and for corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact Paolo
Pasquini, Bell Canada Media Relations, (416) 581-3311 or 1-888-482-0809,
paolo.pasquini@bell.ca

[tags] Bell Canada, fibre optics [/tags]

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Dave Forde

Dave “The Connector” Forde has been involved in the technology industry across Canada for over 10 years in sales and marketing roles, he launched PR In Canada, and on Profectio.

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