Stock Symbol: MBT
MTS Ultimate TV® and super-fast Internet services coming soon
LORETTE, MB, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS announced today that Lorette will
join a growing list of rural Manitoba communities that have access to
industry-leading telecommunications and entertainment services courtesy
of the MTS FiON® Network. MTS crews will begin deploying the MTS FiON Network in Lorette
this summer, with plans to launch new services later this year.
"Since 2010, MTS has invested several million dollars to bring this
world-class technology to communities throughout Manitoba," said Kelvin
Shepherd, President, MTS. "I'm pleased that residents in Lorette will
soon enjoy MTS Ultimate TV, as well as the many other benefits the MTS
FiON Network has to offer."
"The news that MTS will be bringing this impressive technology to
Lorette was received very enthusiastically," said RM of Tache Mayor
William Danylchuk. "People are looking forward to what this fibre optic
network will mean for our community in terms of more entertainment
choices and significantly faster Internet speeds."
MTS Ultimate TV features over 120 HD channels and a wide variety of
informative and entertaining apps. With MTS's Whole Home PVR, viewers
can also pause and rewind live TV on any connected television in their
house. MTS's newest and fastest high-speed Internet plans offer
unlimited usage and are exclusively available in communities where MTS
has launched its fibre optic network. By bundling MTS Ultimate TV and
MTS high-speed Internet services with home phone and wireless services,
MTS customers can save over $40 a month.
This expansion to Lorette is part of a multi-year program to deploy
MTS's fibre-to-the-home network to over 20 communities in Manitoba. MTS
launched the MTS FiON Network in 2010 and has since covered over 25,000
homes in Selkirk, Steinbach, Dauphin, Thompson, The Pas, Neepawa,
Carberry, Minnedosa, Killarney, and in select areas of Winnipeg and
For more information on the MTS FiON Network and MTS Ultimate TV
service, please visit mts.ca.
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential
and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and
services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed
Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security,
and an extensive range of business solutions. A technology leader, MTS
operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for
Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is
investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over
20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge,
skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With over 100
years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a
proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS
is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on
the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and
services, please visit www.mts.ca.
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SOURCE: MTS Allstream
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