2014

Feb 05, 2014 Return to Headlines

AEBC Internet Uses Coquitlam QNet Fibre Optic Network to Deliver High Speed Internet, Phone and HD TV Services

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COQUITLAM, BC, February 5, 2014 – AEBC Internet Corporation announced delivery of high speed Internet, digital and high definition television services as well as home phone service to select buildings in Coquitlam with QNet’s fibre optic network.

AEBC will be able to deliver ultra-broadband Internet access for their high-density residential customers by using the fibre optic network operated by the Coquitlam Optical Network Corporation (QNet). Offering a top speed of one gibabit per second, AEBC Internet service means instant downloads, smooth streaming and super HD viewing. Increased access to high-speed broadband service, more choice for consumers and new opportunities for non-tax revenue are just a few of the benefits stemming from QNet, the Coquitlam owned utility launched in 2008.

“QNet is all about taking an investment intended for City services and leveraging the unused capacity to address the growing need for high speed Internet access in our community,” said Mayor Richard Stewart. “The rate structure and leasing arrangements are open to all telecom service providers, and our goal is to provide the infrastructure so they can extend and improve their services in Coquitlam. At the same time, we’re generating revenue for the City that is not based on taxes.”

The core fibre optic network throughout Coquitlam was initially installed to support traffic signal coordination and extended to link City facilities to support their telecommunications requirements. The City only requires a small portion of the fibre optic cable to support its services so QNet leases the unused portion to telecom service providers to help them extend their reach in the community, resulting in expanded services and more choice for Coquitlam businesses and residents.

Through telecommunications providers, such as AEBC Internet, QNet fibre connections are provided to businesses, business malls and high-density residential complexes. The fibre is extended into the premises as part of a contract, and the costs are recovered through the leasing arrangement with service providers.

“The surging demand for high quality, high speed bandwidth to support Internet services as well as emerging applications such as virtual classrooms, telemedicine and high definition video conferencing will continue to grow,” advised Peter Steblin, Chairman of the Board for QNet and City Manager for the City of Coquitlam. “Coquitlam has the infrastructure in place, and with QNet fibre leasing, our city is well positioned to support existing and future businesses, drive economic development and meet the increasing demands for bandwidth.”

QNet is a self-sustaining municipal corporation, wholly-owned by the City of Coquitlam, and financed through fibre leasing revenue. For more information visit www.qnetbc.ca

AEBC Internet Coporation has been providing communication infrastructure and commercial network access for Internet, phone and television for over a decade. AEBC has traditionally been a wholesaler in Western Canada for over 35 private Internet service providers (ISPs) and reseller agents across its line of Internet connectivity, VOIP and TV broadcasting solutions. The speed of the fibre optic network will not only enable the delivery of improved high-speed internet, telephone and HD TV services, but it will also provide a foundation for new and emerging applications such as high definition video conferencing and a greater quality viewing experience for Internet streaming services such as Netflix™ and Cipher TV™. For more information visit www.aebc.com .

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For more information, contact:
Rick Adams
Manager, Information and Communications Technology
604-927-3601
radams@coquitlam.ca

Tony Lum
President, AEBC Internet Corporation
778-806-6120
tony@aebc.com