New Brunswick Court of Appeal refuses to overturn injunction
Rogers fails in their attempt to appeal earlier injunction ruling
FREDERICTON, June 15 2010 -- Today, in the Court of Appeal in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Justice
Joseph T. Robertson denied Rogers' attempt to appeal an earlier decision that granted Bell Aliant an
injunction that stops them from claiming to have the 'fastest and most reliable' high speed Internet product.
"We are very pleased that the judge has refused to overturn
this injunction," says Karen Sheriff, president and CEO, Bell
Aliant. "It reinforces our strong belief that our competitors
should not be permitted to use false and misleading advertising."
"We continue to invest in FibreOP(TM) because it is the best
Internet product available in Atlantic Canada today and it is
changing the competitive landscape," says Sheriff.
Bell Aliant will continue to monitor its competitive environment to ensure that customers have access to
accurate and clear messages.
On May 4, 2010, the Court of the Queen's Bench in Fredericton granted Bell Aliant an injunction to stop
Rogers Communications Inc. from claiming to have the 'fastest and most reliable' high speed Internet
product. In her decision, Justice Clendening ordered Rogers to stop claiming to have the "fastest speed,"
"most reliable speed," or "fastest and most reliable speed".
FibreOP is an advanced broadband network that delivers the only 100 per cent fibre optic network straight
to people's homes and businesses. Bell Aliant will invest almost half a billion dollars by the end of 2012
expanding its FibreOP services to more than 600,000 homes and business. FibreOP offers customers'
future-proof solutions providing premium Internet speeds - 60 Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload - and a
100 per cent digital television service with HD and personal video recording capabilities. FibreOP is
currently available in Fredericton and Saint John, NB.
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers. Through its
operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication
and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Through
its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT professional services and advanced technology solutions. Bell
Aliant's employees are committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
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