Bell Canada (commonly referred to as just Bell) is a Canadian telecommunications company. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. It is the local exchange carrier for telephone and DSL internet in most of Canada east of Saskatchewan. It also serves Canada's northern territories.
Its related company, Bell Aliant, provides services in Atlantic Canada. It provides mobile service through its Bell Mobility division. It also provides television through its Bell TV and Bell Fibe TV operations.
Bell Canada was established on April 29, 1880.
Bell Canada was originally known as The Bell Telephone Company of Canada. But in March 1968, the name was shortened to "Bell Canada".
The company also owns Bell Media. Bell Media has mass media properties, including the CTV Television Network. It also has significant interests in the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.
Bell Canada is one of the main assets of the holding company BCE Inc. (Bell Canada Enterprises). BCE ranked at #262 on the 2011 edition of the Forbes Global 2000 list.