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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2005
HALIFAX, NS - Eastlink, the company that first launched local telephone over a cable network in Canada, is introducing a 10 Megabit per second (Mbps) Internet service. Eastlink is the first Maritime provider to launch the 10Mbps Internet speed across all its service areas.
"Our new service is twice as fast as our highly popular five megabits per second service, giving customers' greater download power, convenience and value for their dollar," said Dan McKeen, Co-CEO, Eastlink. "With access to the limitless educational and leisure opportunities on the Internet, our customers can harness the power of the Internet to work, surf and play twice as fast, enhancing their overall on-line experience. It's really about our customers getting more from their Bundle and providing ever increasing value for our customers."
Investments made in Eastlink's network allows customers' to utilize the next generation of Internet applications and is designed to ensure our customers experience the full power of the Internet. Eastlink Bundled customers' will automatically receive the 10Mbps Internet service by June 25. A stand-alone 10 Megabit per second High Speed product will be available at $54.95 per month.
"We continue to focus on meeting the needs of our business customers by providing them with a quality fast service," added Dan McKeen.
In an industry where change is constant and competition is increasing, Eastlink continues to be a market leader in High Speed Internet. McKeen added, "Eastlink now offers a 5Mbps and a 10Mbps High Speed Internet service which compares favourably to our competitors who offer a 1.5Mbps and a 3Mbps service in most of their service areas." Earlier this month, Eastlink introduced a 10Mbps Internet service in select business packages.
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