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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2017

Eastlink Purchases Markdale Communications

Markdale, ON - Eastlink, a Maritime family owned and operated telecommunications company, is pleased to confirm the purchase of Markdale Communications, located in the village of Markdale, ON.

“Markdale Communications has strong history of serving its customers well since 1980 with a similar philosophy and approach to the customer experience as Eastlink,” says Lee Bragg, CEO Eastlink. “Adding Markdale to the Eastlink family further strengthens our commitment to this region.”

Eastlink has invested over $75 million in the towns it serves in Southwestern Ontario over the last 10 years, bringing state-of-the-art high speed Internet services (speeds up to 400 Mbps/1 GB), HDTV (hundreds of HD channels), TV Channel Exchange, Eastlink Stream, OnDemand content, Maestro DVR, and home phone service to towns like Hanover, Listowel and now Markdale to name just a few.

“This industry is undergoing a period of rapid change requiring significant amounts of capital investment to leverage growth opportunities,” says Wayne Rabey President, Markdale Communications. “Given Eastlink’s proven track record in Southwestern Ontario, its financial resources and its strong operational history, I am confident that they are the right people to drive the long-term success of our company. This will be especially important as the area begins a period of substantial growth. Having known and worked with Eastlink for over 20 years, their approach will serve the system and its subscribers well. ”

Working closely with the Markdale Communications team, Arthur Taylor says that Eastlink will leverage its longstanding philosophy of continued investment and commitment to the customers in the communities it serves.

“Customers in this area have our commitment that we will work hard, every day, to deliver an exceptional customer experience, which includes access to our advanced video and communications services. The local team will help the transition both with employees and customers as we invest, grow and build upon the products and services Markdale already offers.

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About Eastlink
As Canada’s largest family owned and operated telecommunications company, Eastlink provides world-class TV, video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across Canada. Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink’s advanced services include High Speed Internet, Eastlink Stream, TV Channel Exchange, Wireless, Data, Winston Security and Automation, local and long distance Telephone and exclusive, locally-produced programming on Eastlink TV.

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 11 years, Eastlink has operations across Canada, and helps raise over $4M annually for charitable and community organizations across the country.

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