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Nova Scotia, Canada

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December 11, 2018; Liverpool, NS:  Improved internet service will soon be a reality at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, NS.  A motion was approved at the December 11, 2018 Region of Queens Municipality’s Council meeting to proceed with upgrades to the internet service at Queens Place Emera Centre, as outlined in a proposal received from Bell Aliant, in the amount of $65,670.77 plus HST.  The cost of these upgrades will be funded through existing budgets and reserves for Queens Place Emera Centre, specifically the Fundraising account and Equipment Reserve account.  

“Provision of reliable, high speed internet is an essential part of doing business. Many organizations who host events at Queens Place Emera Centre require a strong, reliable signal throughout the facility,” said David Dagley, Region of Queens Municipality’s Mayor.  “We are pleased that upgrades will be in place prior to the 2019 World Junior Curling Championship, which takes place in February, 2019, and for future events to be held at Queens Place Emera Centre.”

Over the seven years that Queens Place Emera Centre has been in operation, solutions have been sought to improve internet service throughout the facility, with limited success.  Two proposals were received to provide reliable internet in the facility; Eastlink and Bell Aliant each submitted detailed proposals and pricing to improve wireless internet service.  Bell Aliant had the lowest price, providing 22 access points throughout the building, security appliances and professional service engagements. 

Queens Place Emera Centre is a municipally operated multipurpose recreation and cultural facility located at 50 Queens Place Dr., Liverpool, NS.  The facility opened in December 2011, and is a well known concert venue and host of major ice sport championship events.