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Monday, February 04, 2013 9:50 PM

Company touts planned upgrades to Allegiance

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

Ottawa customers could see high-speed Internet access at speeds up to six times faster than what’s currently available through Allegiance Communications, an executive with BCI Broadband, a company in the midst of acquiring Allegiance, said this week.

While Allegiance — which provides Internet, cable TV and digital telephone services to Ottawa customers — offers high-speed Internet services at a maximum of 15 megabits-per-second, BCI Broadband, Purchase, N.Y., is planning upgrades that would boost local Internet speeds up to 100 megabits-per-second, Shawn Beqaj, BCI’s vice president of public and government affairs, told Ottawa city commissioners Monday.

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