MTS brings fibre optic network to Niverville

NIVERVILLE, MB, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - (TSX: MBT) MTS is now offering residents of Niverville industry-leading telecommunications and entertainment services courtesy of its fibre optic network, the MTS FiON® Network. The deployment of this exciting network technology means that families and small businesses in the growing community can now enjoy access to the most advanced services MTS offers today, including MTS Ultimate TV® and ultra-fast high-speed Internet.

"Niverville is one of Manitoba's fasting growing communities and MTS is pleased to add to that momentum with our world-class fibre optic network," said Paul Norris, Vice President Brand and Consumer Marketing. "With the MTS FiON Network, we can offer residents even more options when it comes to their entertainment and information choices."

MTS Ultimate TV features nearly 500 channels, including more than 170 HD channels and access to Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View events. This premium television service comes with a wide variety of informative and entertaining apps, including Tumblebooks, an interactive app that helps kids practice their reading. TV fanatics will also enjoy the Whole Home PVR, which allows viewers to pause or rewind live TV from any room in the house. 

Customers on the MTS FiON Network have exclusive access to MTS's newest and fastest high-speed Internet plans, which offer download speeds of up to 250 Mbps on the fastest network in Manitoba, according to PCMag.com. Whether researching for a school project or streaming the latest video, the MTS FiON Network provides the most advanced technology to meet the needs of Niverville residents.

Niverville councillor Myron Dyck joined Mr. Norris at MTS's Central Office in Niverville today to celebrate the launch of the new network.

"Having access to the latest technology is so important for growing communities," said Niverville Councillor Myron Dyck. "The launch of MTS's fibre optic network is terrific news for Niverville and we are excited about the world of new choices it brings to residents."

For more information about MTS's products and services, please visit mts.ca.

About MTS
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 using the latest 4G and Wi-Fi technologies, delivering the best coverage for Manitobans. MTS also continues to expand its world-class fibre-to-the-home network, making MTS's fastest Internet plans and Ultimate TV service available to more communities across Manitoba. 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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This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about MTS's products and services that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.

Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Material assumptions" section and the "Risks and uncertainties" section of the Company's 2013 Annual Management's Discussion & Analysis and 2013 Annual Information Form, both of which are available on SEDAR www.sedar.com.

Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE: Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.

For further information: Media: Chelsea Ross, Corporate Communications, 204 958-3230, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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