MTS launches fibre-optic network in Stonewall

Stonewall gains access to MTS's award-winning MTS Ultimate TV, ultra-fast Internet services

Stock Symbol:  MBT  

STONEWALL, MB, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's leading telecommunications provider, today celebrated the launch of the MTS FiON® Network in Stonewall, Manitoba.  This fibre-optic technology provides customers with the most advanced services MTS currently offers, including MTS Ultimate TV® and ultra-fast high-speed Internet.

"MTS has launched the MTS FiON Network in Stonewall and the timing couldn't be better," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd.  "We added 22 new HD channels to our MTS Ultimate TV line-up this week, which means subscribers can enjoy a total of 146 channels in high-definition."

MTS Ultimate TV features nearly 500 channels, a wide variety of informative and entertaining apps, and access to Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View events. Subscribers can pause and rewind live TV from any room in their house with the Whole Home PVR. The MTS FiON Network also powers MTS's newest and fastest high-speed Internet plans, which offer download speeds of up to 250 Mbps and are exclusively available in MTS FiON communities.

Stonewall Deputy Mayor Pat Corbin joined Mr. Shepherd at the Main Street MTS Connect/4L Communications store in Stonewall today to celebrate the launch of the new network.

"The residents of Stonewall appreciate the investment MTS has made in our community," said Deputy Mayor Corbin.  "The launch of this impressive technology in Stonewall is good for both businesses and folks at home."

This expansion to Stonewall is part of a multi-year program to deploy MTS's fibre-to-the-home network to over 20 communities in Manitoba. Since 2010, MTS has launched the MTS FiON Network in Selkirk, Steinbach, Dauphin, Thompson, The Pas, Neepawa, Carberry, Minnedosa, Killarney, Beausejour, Lorette, Stonewall and select areas of Winnipeg and Brandon.

MTS offers a variety of home phone, high-speed Internet, TV and Wireless plans tailored to suit individual customer needs.  MTS customers can enjoy significant bundle discounts when they bundle multiple services. For more information on the MTS FiON Network and MTS Ultimate TV service, 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 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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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: MTS Allstream

For further information:

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

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