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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2017

Eastlink invests heavily in Peace River with $1M fibre optic build

Peace River, Alberta – People in Peace River will not only have access to state-of-the-art fibre connectivity for Internet, TV and phone services, they will also have access to choice.

“We have a strong and proven track record of investing in and building world class fibre networks into smaller communities delivering the kind of advanced Internet and TV services usually found only in larger urban centres,” says Lee Bragg, CEO of Eastlink. “We’re looking forward to leveraging our core strengths to not only bring the fastest Internet speeds with Gigabit Internet but to also provide customers in Peace River with value, choice and flexibility.”

Julie Benoit, Regional Marketing and Sales Manager confirms that Eastlink’s upgrade work is well underway. “We’re very pleased with the speed by which the team is advancing this fibre optic upgrade. Although there’s still work to do, we are confident that by mid-October, the upgrade will be complete and customers, current and new, will see immediate benefits.”

Ms. Benoit noted that the company is investing more than $1M in the upgrade and intends to keep the community informed on progress with updates posted in local media, as well as community events.

Eastlink has invested over $165 million in the towns it serves in Alberta over the last 10 years, bringing state-of-the-art, high speed Internet services (fastest internet service available in Alberta), HDTV, and competitive telephone services to towns like Grande Prairie, Cold Lake, Fox Creek, Three Hills, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Wetaskiwin, Whitecourt, and Mayerthorpe to name just a few.

“Eastlink’s investment in our community is great news that well positions Peace River as a digital hub in Alberta’s Northwest,” said Peace River Mayor, Tom Tarpey. “Choice always benefits the consumer and it’s exciting to see the many new options available to Peace River residents, businesses and organizations.”

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About Eastlink: As Canada’s largest family owned and operated telecommunications company, Eastlink provides world-class television, 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 helps raise over $3.5M annually for charitable and community organizations across the country.

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