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BCE delays network project completion to 2011

Briefs | 04/02/2007 7:13 pm EDT

The completion of a critical BCE Inc. project to upgrade the telco's land-line network will be delayed by a little more than a year beyond the planned end date. The project, which started at the end of 2004, aimed to extend the reach of fibre-optic lines into neighbourhood "nodes" to allow for faster Internet speeds and the launch of Internet protocol TV (IPTV). The original completion date was set for 2009 and would cost the company $1.2 billion to build the network between Quebec City and Windsor, but BCE recently revealed that the date would be pushed back to early 2011.

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