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News | 07/24/2006 4:00 am EDT

Bell ready to connect sea-to-sky corridor
Bell Canada has announced the final groundbreaking for the laying of fibre optic cable from Vancouver to Whistler. Once completed, the 120-kilometres of cable will be the backbone for all communications needs for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This will include live broadcasting feeds to more than a billion viewers worldwide, Internet sharing of news stories and photos and VoIP requirements. The installation will also help provide local businesses and consumers with enhanced telecommunications products and services. "While this milestone is a key part of Bell’s technology solution for the 2010 Winter Games, it further showcases our commitment to investing in the connectivity and regional growth of Western Canada," said Justin Webb, Bell’s VP of Olympic services, in a news release.

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