MTS FiON® Network enables award-winning MTS Ultimate TV service for two
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THE PAS, MB, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, MTS is pleased to celebrate
the successful deployment of its fibre optic network (MTS FiON®
Network) and the launch of its industry-leading MTS Ultimate TV Service
in The Pas and the continued deployment of the MTS FiON Network in Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN).
MTS's Ultimate TV offers a variety of channel packages, high quality 100
per cent digital picture and sound, as well as the MTS Whole Home PVR
which enables customers to pause a recorded show in one room and finish
watching it in another room on any connected TV. MTS My Picks and
Ultimate Picks applications allow customers to keep track of six
different channels at the same time, while TV Call Display lets them
see who is calling on their MTS Home Phone. MTS Ultimate TV also offers
an extensive lineup of over 350 digital TV and music channels, over 100
HD channels, and access to Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View events.
"MTS is proud to be here today to join with the communities of The Pas
and OCN in celebrating the deployment of the MTS FiON Network," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "This network employs one
of Canada's most advanced fibre optic technologies, and we are pleased
that the residents of The Pas and OCN will enjoy its many benefits."
The Pas Mayor Al McLauchlan joined Mr. Shepherd at the Uptown Mall MTS
Connect Store today to celebrate the new network. Also attending the
event were representatives from The Pas town council and The Pas &
District Chamber of Commerce.
"We are pleased that MTS has made this substantial investment in our
community with the deployment of the FiON Network," said Mayor McLauchlan. "This year marks the centennial of
The Pas, and the introduction of this technology is a reflection of the
growth and development we have seen over the past 100 years."
The MTS FiON Network connects directly into people's homes, delivering a huge amount
of bandwidth which enables faster speeds and lays the groundwork for
delivering new services such as MTS Ultimate TV. Customers on this new
network will also have access to an exciting suite of high-speed
Internet products, with speeds up to 32 Mbps and potential future
speeds of over 100 Mbps.
As part of the day's festivities, a resident from The Pas won a 40-inch
LCD HD Samsung TV plus six months free MTS Ultimate TV service.
Homes in both The Pas and in OCN will continue to be added to the MTS FiON Network over the next few months and MTS plans to have the MTS FiON Network fully deployed to homes by late summer 2012.
MTS is investing $125 million over several years to deploy its
fibre-to-the-home network to 120,000 homes and enable MTS Ultimate TV
service in more than 20 communities in Manitoba. MTS Ultimate TV
service is currently available to over 95 per cent of Winnipeg
households, and in Brandon, Portage La Prairie and a growing number of
homes in Selkirk, Steinbach, Dauphin and Thompson.
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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