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Wednesday, December 03, 2003
Aliant high-speed now available for residents of Lincoln Heights and Silverwood in Fredericton

Atlantic Canada – Aliant, Atlantic Canada’s largest telecommunications company and leading provider of dial and high-speed on-line service, today announced availability of Aliant High Speed to residents of Lincoln Heights and Silverwood in Fredericton, as part of a more than $7.7 million investment in the company’s broadband network in New Brunswick. Using the latest in Internet technology, Aliant will provide tens of thousands of additional Atlantic Canadians with access to Aliant’s high-speed and enhanced broadband services over Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL).

“I’m pleased that more customers in this region will be able to take advantage of the great Internet experience only Aliant provides,” says Ron Forsythe, Aliant Regional Manager, Central New Brunswick. “Our service is so popular because DSL is the only high-speed service that delivers a dedicated, unshared connection to each customer, providing the speed, security and consistency our Internet customers rely upon every day, and it doesn’t tie up your phone line.” explains Mr. Forsythe. “We add to that by offering Aliant customers exclusive services such as our Security Suite of services: Anti-Virus software, Personal Firewall and Parental Control -- ensuring Atlantic Canadians are given the most secure, advanced and enjoyable on-line experience.”

In addition to Aliant’s Security Suite, customers also benefit from www.aliant.net for Aliant high-speed users which provides customers access to local content, including news, weather, sports and entertainment specifically created for Atlantic Canadians, as well as TV on my PC, and GamesMania.com. Aliant also provides a free Anti-Spam solution to our internet customers for blocking unwanted and unsolicited email. Aliant makes it easy for customers by offering them the choice of receiving an express self-install kit or having an Aliant professional installer visit their home, as well as a 12-month price guarantee not available from any other Internet service provider in Atlantic Canada. And only Aliant high-speed provides business customers with packages flexible enough to connect one PC or a network of one hundred PCs, as well as the necessary equipment and expertise to get businesses connected to the Internet with ease.

Aliant continues to work with partners throughout the Atlantic region to invest in and deliver high speed services for our rural communities.

From its home base in Atlantic Canada, Aliant delivers a wide variety of innovative and traditional communications services, including local and long-distance telephony, wireless, Internet, e-commerce, interactive multimedia, data and managed network services, to more than two million consumers and over 80,000 enterprises. Aliant complements its industry-leading telecommunications business with strengths in advanced systems and technology solutions, mobile and remote communications, and knowledge-services applications. The company's more than 9,100 employees build on Aliant's 100-plus year history by collaborating to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience. Aliant is a TSX 100 company with a market capitalization of more than $4 billion. More information about Aliant (TSX:AIT) may be found by visiting www.aliant.ca.

For more information please contact:
Anna Peddle
Communications and Public Affairs, Aliant

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