Novus Entertainment

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Novus Entertainment Inc.
Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1996
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Donna L. Robertson (Co-President, CLO)
Doug Holman (Co-President, CFO)
Products Cable television, Broadband Internet access, Telephony
Owner Privately Held
Website Novus Entertainment

Novus Entertainment (commonly known simply as Novus) is a Canadian telecommunications company providing television, digital phone, and high-speed Internet services via a fibre optic network. The company is licensed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC) as a Class 1 Broadcast Distribution Undertaking for both Metro Vancouver. Novus presently provides services to apartments, condominiums, and businesses in Metro Vancouver. Novus is one of the few broadband Internet carriers in Canada to offer a Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) network.[1] The company continues to expand its service in Metro Vancouver.

Novus is also in the business of leasing dark fibre to other communications service providers and to businesses.

Internet[edit]

In July, 2011, Novus announced its 300 Mbit/s Internet service, claiming to be “Canada’s fastest Internet service” to go into effect July 2011. Due to its use of Metro Ethernet rather than DOCSIS or DSL technology, the carrier allows a direct RJ-45 connection into a wall jack, circumventing the use of a modem.

In May 2017, Novus announced 1000 Mbit/s internet service.

Television[edit]

Novus offers analogue and digital (SD and HD) television services. The carrier continues to add standard and high definition channels to its lineup as they become available.

Novus’ cable community channel is branded as Novus TV or NVTV 4.

Telephone[edit]

In April 2008, Novus launched its digital phone (VOIP) service through its fibre optic network.

Novus TV[edit]

Novus TV is a locally based community channel operated by Novus Entertainment Inc.

Novus TV covers a variety of events and issues happening in and around Vancouver and the lower mainland and airs numerous locally produced shows, short films, music videos, etc. created by community members.[citation needed]

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