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Bell Business Internet Launches Service to Help Canadian Print and Design Firms

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TORONTO, Sept. 19 Bell Canada today launched 3 Mbps high-speed Internet service for business customers in Ontario and Quebec that have multiple users, conduct large file transfers, or use multimedia applications requiring large bandwidth. Subscribers to the affordable new 3 Mbps Bell Business Internet High Speed service will now be able to download files from the Internet up to 100 times faster than with a 28.8 Kbps modem and enjoy upload speeds of up to 640 Kbps. "Businesses in Ontario and Quebec such as graphic design firms, printing houses, software development companies, and ad agencies can now enjoy a higher grade of Internet service at a very reasonable price," said Pat Tremaine, vice president, Bell ISP. "With this offer, Bell Business Internet continues to lead the small and medium-sized enterprise market with a range of access options for conducting business online. Bell Business Internet High Speed 3Meg service also provides a platform for other add-ons such as multi-user networking solutions and content that requires greater bandwidth." Current Bell Business Internet customers who want to migrate to the faster service as well as new subscribers who want to enjoy boosted speeds can now more easily: - manage multiple computers connected to a single high-speed connection; - send e-mail with large file attachments; - conduct Internet-based video and audio conferencing and; - facilitate on-line learning applications. For all new customers as well as all current customers migrating to the faster service, the first month of service will be provided free of charge. The 3 Mbps access service is also available as a KeyPak(TM) bundle, a business communications package that includes services such as a local phone line, long distance savings, Yellow Pages(TM) listings, a voice mailbox, Bell's Integrated Message Centre and Custom Domain Registration set-up. Today's announcement is the third in a series of speed and service enhancements Bell BIHS has planned for 2001. In addition, Bell Business Internet's new sub-portal is now linked to BellZinc.ca - Canada's largest Web destination for small and medium-sized businesses - to offer a comprehensive package of customer support

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