Eastlink Launches Wireless Service in Fredericton

New Brunswick Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman (left) with Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg at Eastlink's Fredericton Launch. Image: Submitted

FREDERICTON– After launching in Saint John last month, Eastlink has now launched its wireless service in Fredericton.

The company now offers its wireless services in New Brunswick’s three major cities, first launching services in Moncton back in 2016.

“We are so pleased to continue the expansion of our wireless service further into New Brunswick,” says Lee Bragg, Eastlink’s CEO, in a release. “Our goal has been to deliver the best possible experience for our customers by investing in the latest network technology, providing great value for money, and delivering customer service that exceeds our customers’ expectations.”

Eastlink boasts that it’s bringing choice and competition to the province’s wireless market by offering things such as “worry-free data,” simple pricing plans, and a contract buy-out program for those wanting to switch to Eastlink from another carrier.

“We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished so far having launched and expanded our wireless service into five provinces over the last five years,” said Bragg. “We listen to what customers tell us they want and work hard to deliver more of what is important to them – simple plans, lower prices, fast network speed, extensive and reliable coverage, and better overall customer service.”

Grand opening celebrations began Thursday and will continue throughout the week at the new Eastlink location in Fredericton’s Regent Mall.

Headquartered in Halifax, Eastlink is a family-owned and operated telecommunications provider, delivering video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across the country.

Though Eastlink currently offers Internet, cable and home phone services in both Nova Scotia and P.E.I., Bragg says they won’t be bringing those services to New Brunswick anytime soon.

“The challenge with that is we do not have the fixed network, the wires that go down every street. Bell does, Rogers does, and for us to invest at that level is economically really challenging,” Bragg told reporters in Saint John last month.

“So I’m going to say not in the near term, but you never know. Technology changes, business relationships change. I’m not going to say we don’t want to do it, but economically it doesn’t make sense for us to do that right now.”

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