|Headquarters||Temiskaming Shores, Ontario, Canada|
Number of employees
NorthernTel began in April 1905 in New Liskeard, Ontario, as the Temiskaming Telephone Company. It grew by buying other regional telephone providers and became the Northern Telephone Company Ltd. in 1928. Over the years, the company expanded into Northwestern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec. These assets were later sold to Bell Canada (1969) and Télébec (1976), respectively.
NorthernTel was acquired by Bell Aliant on January 30, 2007, but since 2016 it has been considered a subsidiary of BCE as Bell Aliant's operations were consolidated into those of Bell Canada. Both divisions carry the same FibreOP channel listings.