Eastlink’s New Wireless Network to Launch February 15

by Stephen Christensen

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.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The EastLink organization is a group of Maritime owned and operated companies providing a range of communication services to business and residential customers across the Maritimes. Our primary business is the continuous development and maintenance of a broadband network or "link" which connects our customers with the world via cable television, internet and related services. Companies... more

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Stephen Christensen

Stephen Christensen

Stephen is the Atlantic Canadian contributor for Techvibes.com; reporting Canadian technology news, with a focus on the Maritime provinces.  Having a deep-rooted interest in science and technology for much of his life, he is most interested in mobile technology and social media.  Having been published in various scientific journals, he is completing his Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University... more

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