Eastlink’s long awaited wireless network will launch next week.
Based in Nova Scotia, the internet povider has been working hard to get the network in launch-ready condition, taking their time to get things just right.
“There’s no first to market advantage for us, we’re not in a big panic," CEO Lee Bragg had said last year. "We really want to do this right.” The launch was originally scheduled as mid-2011, so people are understandably excited to see a set date.
A new carrier is always a good thing, as competition can lead to lower prices for consumers. It remains to be seen what the Eastlink plans will look like, and if they are in the style of independents like Wind Mobility, more akin to the big telecom carriers like Bell and Rogers, or somewhere in the middle like SaskTel.
Only time will tell, but it seems that time could be as early as next week. The carrier has promised “huge savings” to current Eastlink customers, who can include their plans in their TV, telephone and Internet bundles.
The original release will be in in Eastlink’s home province of Nova Scotia, along with Prince Edward Island, with more locations to eventually follow.