Building On Its Success In Moncton, Eastlink Expands To Saint John

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 16:06 PM

The wireless landscape in Saint John has a little more competition today.     Nova Scotia-based Eastlink has opened a store here.

The company hosting a launch event at the New Brunswick Museum in Market Square.

We asked CEO Lee Bragg if its hard to be competitive in the wireless field.

"I get that question a lot.  It is and it isn't. It's a significant investment for a small company to build out a cellular network.  Once you've made that decision and the business case works, it's not actually that hard to compete" Bragg said.

Bragg says the cellular network was completed in Nova Scotia and PEI it was a natural extension to move in New Brunswick from a network standpoint but his family also has deep roots here.   He went to UNB and his wife is from Fredericton and the rest of his family went to Mount A.

Bragg tells us 6-8 people have been hired so far in Saint John and if it grows as they expect they could be opening another store.

The store is located in McAllister Place.