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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Aliant and DownEast Communications launch Online Video Gaming – the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada

Aliant High-Speed, PlayStation 2 come together in one convenient offer

Atlantic Canada -
Aliant, Atlantic Canada’s leading information and communications technology provider, today announced a new offer allowing customers to purchase Aliant High-Speed and a PlayStation 2 (PS2) system all on one bill. The convenient, affordable and flexible online video gaming offer enables gamers to play solo or engage in multi-player online games with others within the region and around the world.

“Aliant continues to deliver the latest products and services to Atlantic Canadians,” says Joe Mosher, Director, Internet Service Provider, Aliant. “Extending our product offering to include PS2 - a world leading product in the multi-billion dollar gaming industry - is part of our commitment to be our customers’ first choice for all information, communications and entertainment needs.”

“It’s a matter of simplicity for our customers,” says Mosher. “The fact that you can add it onto your monthly Aliant bill makes it both easy and convenient.”

The offer is currently available at DownEast Communications and Mobile One stores in various locations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. The offer allows customers to obtain a network-enabled PS2 for as low as $8.99 per month (based on a 24-month term), or, it can be combined with Aliant High-Speed for as little as $38.94 per month for the first 12 months ($48.94 per month afterward).

“We’re pleased to be providing the Aliant Online Gaming offer in our stores,” says Kevin Hamm, COO, DownEast Communications. “We believe it complements the wide array of communications-based solutions we currently provide to our customers.”

Aliant High-Speed customers also have access to enhanced features and services such as online piano lessons, news-on-demand, downloadable and streaming music files, and online shopping and bill payment. More information on these and other security services such as Aliant Anti-Virus, Aliant Personal Firewall, Aliant Parental Control, and Aliant Anti-Spyware are available by visiting Aliant.net.

For more information on the offer please visit your nearest DownEast Communications or Mobile One store.

About Aliant
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 information technology solutions and knowledge-services applications. Aliant's approximately 8,400 employees build on its 100-plus year history by collaborating to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience. Aliant has a market capitalization of approximately $3.5 billion.

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For more information please contact:
Peter Murchland
Aliant Communications and Public Affairs
(877) 487.3165

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