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a close up of a bicycle: Acadian Communications was a bidder in the second round for qualified suppliers, but lost to Bell Aliant. 


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Acadian Communications was a bidder in the second round for qualified suppliers, but lost to Bell Aliant. 

A small Nova Scotia-based company is upset about losing a provincial government contract to deliver high-speed internet, saying the loss could force it out of business.

Acadian Communications of Chéticamp lost to Bell Aliant in the second round of bidding for qualified suppliers to provide high-speed internet service.

It missed the first round of bidding due to a change in company ownership. Bell Aliant was among the successful bidders in that round and is working on providing service in the Chéticamp area.

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Andrew LeBlanc, owner of Acadian Communications, said his company is already preparing to lose customers. 

“As Bell comes in and steals away customers, there’s a point in the not too far future where I think we could go under,” he said.

Acadian Communications provides internet for

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