New Media: Bell will not offer Internet access

Bell Canada is not on the verge of offering Internet access, contrary to a report in the Jan. 18 issue of The Ottawa Citizen.The story, picked up by much of the popular press, suggested that the country's largest phone company was...

Bell Canada is not on the verge of offering Internet access, contrary to a report in the Jan. 18 issue of The Ottawa Citizen.

The story, picked up by much of the popular press, suggested that the country’s largest phone company was going to offer access to the fast-growing Net.

‘While we’re interested in the possibilities the Internet holds, and we’re certainly keen on what it may offer us and our customers, there are currently no concrete plans right now,’ says Perry Blocher, communications manager at Bell.

Blocher did say there is a work group at Bell looking at the Internet and its possibilities. AB