Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Aliant launches Dial-up Accelerator – developed to increase speeds up to five times faster for dial-up Internet customers
Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 23, 2005 –
Aliant, Atlantic Canada’s leading information and communications technology provider, today announced the launch of Dial-up Accelerator – an innovative solution that provides up to five times the speed of current consumer dial-up Internet to Atlantic Canadians. This new add-on service allows customers to enjoy the convenience of faster Internet surfing and e-mail as well as access to pop-up ad blocking services.
Dial-up Accelerator enables a faster Internet experience to Aliant dial-up customers through the use of sophisticated technologies such as compression, protocol optimization, image reduction and caching.
“At Aliant we are constantly striving to find new and better ways to enhance our customers’ on-line experience,” says Heather Tulk, Vice-President, Broadband and Marketing, Aliant. “We recognize the importance of providing added value and choice for customers by providing them with the latest solutions available in the marketplace.”
Aliant has partnered with Slipstream Data Inc. – a privately-owned, Canadian software development company – to bring this new service to dial Internet customers. Slipstream Data has partnered with over 900 other Internet service providers around the world bringing increased speed – regardless of network connection – to customers.
Dial-up Accelerator is $4.95 per month, however, the first month is offered free to new dial-up Internet customers. Other Aliant products and services include on-line security services such as Aliant Anti-Spyware, Anti-virus, Parental Control, Personal Firewall; Internet Call Manager and Webmail.
About Slip stream
Founded in 2000 in Waterloo, Ontario, SlipStream Data Inc. is a privately-owned software development company that delivers on the need to increase the speed of Internet access by providing unparalleled compression. Their solutions reduce bandwidth requirements and accelerate access to websites, e-mail and critical business systems.
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 $3.8 billion.
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