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Bell tops broadband speed tests, but falls in customer satisfaction survey

Media | 06/22/2018 5:06 pm EDT

In a pair of studies measuring home internet service this week, BCE Inc. was positioned at the two ends of the spectrum, topping out the list of fastest connections in Canada, but falling to near the bottom of the pack in customer satisfaction. Results of reports from PC Magazine and J.D. Power, the first measuring speed and the other customer satisfaction, were announced on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. Bell came in with the fastest speeds on average, with a 115 Mbps PCMag “speed...

Bell fibre build moves to Oshawa, Ont.

telecom | 04/24/2018 2:29 pm EDT

Oshawa, Ont. will be the next target for BCE Inc.’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network buildout, the company said in a press release Tuesday. Earlier this month, Bell celebrated completing the majority of its Toronto network, and Rizwan Jamal, its president of residential...

Bell celebrates Toronto FTTH build, eyes higher speeds

telecom | 04/05/2018 6:59 pm EDT

As BCE Inc. celebrates the completion of the majority of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) build out in Toronto on Thursday, it’s already making plans to exceed the network speeds officially unveiled...

Bell intros product for improved home internet

telecom | 01/24/2018 4:58 pm EST

In a release on Wednesday, BCE Inc. said it launched its residential mesh WiFi product. Dubbed Whole...

Bell releases ultra high-def PVR

Media | 08/29/2016 4:50 pm EDT

BCE Inc. customers can now take advantage of the “world’s first fully wireless [Internet protocol TV] service,” the company said Monday. In a press release, Bell said a wireless 4K Whole Home PVR was...

Bell becomes largest TV provider for Canadians

Media | 11/04/2015 9:38 pm EST

BCE Inc. announced Wednesday that the popularity of its Fibe TV service has made its the largest TV provider in Canada for the first time with more than 2.7 million customers across the country. Bell said in a press release that...

Bell launches gigabit Internet in Ont., Que.

telecom | 08/10/2015 1:44 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced Monday it has completed the first phase of launching its Gigabit Fibe Internet service, which is now available to about 1.3 million homes across Quebec and Ontario. Bell said in the release that the new service will be available to its Fibe Internet customers as an upgrade for $10 a month in a bundle. The service is currently available to about 50,000 homes in Ontario and 85,000 homes in Quebec and will be available to Atlantic Canada customers by the end of September, the release said. Bell had announced the launch of this service in June. It noted that it was going to...

Bell launches Fibe TV app

Media | 05/26/2015 1:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc. on Tuesday announced the release of a new Fibe TV app, which it said will allow customers to access this TV service anywhere, at any time, on any screen.  The new app gives Fibe TV subscribers access to over 7,000 hours of on-demand programming and can be downloaded for free for Apple...

Bell says IPTV customers have reached 1 million

Media | 04/17/2015 5:55 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said in a press release Friday that its IPTV customer base has reached one million households. In the release, Bell said IPTV, which it offers through its Fibe TV and FibreOP TV brands, has  since its launch in...

Kevin Crull out as Bell Media boss

Media | 04/09/2015 8:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said Thursday that Kevin Crull is out as president of its Bell Media division, and a press release appeared to link Crull's ousting to his recent conflict with news staff over coverage of the CRTC's decision on...