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Eastlink Communications Launches Faster Internet Speeds
by Bonnie Dancey, CEO – SO Chamber of Commerce
In a letter to SOCC President Petra Veintimilla:
Thank you for your letter dated April 10, regarding internet connectivity and bandwidth in Oliver and Osoyoos. We certainly appreciate the ongoing growth in internet speed demand and are keen to equip local businesses with products that help contribute to their success.
At Eastlink, we pride ourselves on our continued investment in the communities we serve. In Oliver and Osoyoos, we have made a significant investment over the past number of months towards upgrading our fibre network. This has enabled us to launch competitive telephone and deliver enhanced video services that include over 110 HD channels, Video on Demand, and a variety of new digital TV channels.
As part of these initial product upgrades, we are also preparing to launch faster internet speeds, initially up to 20 Mbps in a matter of weeks, making us the fastest internet provider in both communities.
In the coming year, the next phase of upgrades will include a further internet speed increase to 40 Mbps, followed closely thereafter by speeds of up to 200 Mbps.
Thank you again for your passionate interest in this area. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call at 780-533-3002. Regards, Nasser Sayah Regional Manager Western Operations Eastlink