FibreOP

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This article is about the service offered in Atlantic Canada and certain areas of Ontario and Quebec. For the similar service offered by Bell Canada in most of Ontario and Quebec, see Bell Fibe TV.

FibreOP is Bell Aliant's fibre to the home service, the company's next generation broadband offering.

Features[edit]

This broadband service currently features high speed Internet access, IPTV, and home telephone service.

The FibreOP Internet service offers the following speed options: 50 Mbit/s download and 30 Mbit/s upload (now available in a bundle with voice, voice and TV or TV only),[1] 80 Mbit/s download and 30 Mbit/s upload, 175 Mbit/s download and 30 Mbit/s upload, and 400 Mbit/s download and 350 Mbit/s upload.[2][3][4][5]

The FibreOP television service offers: 200 SD channels, over 110 HD channels, and over 98 music channels. Bell Aliant has upgraded the middleware of their FibreOP TV product to Microsoft Mediaroom. FibreOP TV now gives customers access to Whole Home HD, Whole Home PVR, an extensive Video on Demand library and a Next Generation Interactive Program Guide.[6]

Deployment history[edit]

FibreOP service began deployment in New Brunswick, followed by simultaneous expansions in both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and a follow-on expansion in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Ontario and Quebec. As of the end of Q4 2014, FibreOP is available to 1 million homes and businesses,.[7]

New Brunswick

On July 13, 2009, Bell Aliant announced the beginning of deployment of FibreOP in New Brunswick, focusing on Fredericton and Saint John. This was the inaugural deployment of the service in Canada.[8]

On February 8, 2010, Bell Aliant announced that it would expand its FibreOP service to the following communities in New Brunswick throughout the remainder of 2010: Bathurst, Miramichi, Rothesay, Quispamsis, Grand Bay–Westfield, Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview.[9]

In June 2011, Shediac and Miramichi were added to the list of deployment communities for FibreOp service. Installation to homes and businesses is currently rolling out.

Nova Scotia

On May 28, 2010, Bell Aliant announced the beginning of deployment of FibreOP in Nova Scotia, focusing on the following communities in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality with availability by the end of 2010: Sydney, Sydney River, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, Glace Bay and New Waterford. Total cost of this deployment was projected to be $15 million.[3]

On Jan 20, 2011, Bell Aliant announced the continuation of its Nova Scotia deployment of FibreOP with service, focusing on the following communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality with availability by mid-2011: Halifax, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage, Cole Harbour, Lower Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Waverley, Timberlea, Spryfield, Bedford, Head of St. Margarets Bay, Upper Tantallon and Lake Echo. Total cost of this deployment was projected to be $55 million.[10] Although not listed, FibreOP is currently being deployed in the Fall River area, as of early November 2011.

Prince Edward Island

On September 29, 2010, Bell Aliant announced the beginning of deployment of FibreOP in Prince Edward Island, focusing on availability in Charlottetown, Cornwall, Stratford and Summerside by the end of 2011.[6]

Newfoundland and Labrador

On April 7, 2011, Bell Aliant announced the deployment of FibreOP in Newfoundland and Labrador, beginning with a $22 million build-out in the city of St. John's and surrounding communities on the northeast Avalon Peninsula. In addition to St. John's, FibreOP service is available in Conception Bay South, Mount Pearl, Goulds, Logy Bay, Paradise, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Gander.

Ontario

In early 2012, Bell Aliant announced that they would be investing $30 million in Greater Sudbury, Ontario to bring their FibreOP product to an estimated 55,000 households and businesses throughout the city. In June 2012, FibreOP was launched in select areas of the city. It is currently available in Val Caron, Hanmer, Val Therese, Azilda, Chelmsford, New Sudbury, Minnow Lake, Coniston, Garson, the Donovan, and the flour mill. Resident's in the city's south and west ends are due to have the service available by Fall 2013.

FibreOP Service Areas[edit]

New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island

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