Cable & Telecom

Bell Aliant bumps up FTTH roll out; will convert to corporate structure

HALIFAX – Bell Aliant will spend $350 million in the next two years to accelerate the roll out of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology, the company announced Wednesday, along with its first quarter 2010 results.The regional telecom company said that based on the success of FTTH in the New Brunswick markets of Fredericton and Saint John, the technology will provide it with “a significant competitive advantage in its markets now and in the future”.“Our competitive environment and the success we are having with our FibreOP Internet and TV service in New Brunswick make it clear to us that accelerating this technology rollout...