Allstream will participate in Défi Climat 2010

Stock Symbol: MBT

Employees involved for the third consecutive year

MONTREAL, March 10 /CNW/ - Today, Allstream (an MTS Allstream business) announces that its Montreal and Quebec City based employees will participate in Défi Climat 2010, an initiative designed to mobilize citizens to contribute to greenhouse gas emission reduction through concrete action.

"We will participate in this campaign for the third consecutive year because it is consistent with our corporate Environmental Policy and Green Plan. It provides us with an opportunity to raise our employees' awareness and mobilize them to implement a series of everyday actions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Howard Bowles, Vice President Sales, Eastern Region, Allstream. "By teaming up with all of the businesses and organizations that are partnering with this campaign in Montreal and throughout Quebec, we will increase awareness and demonstrate that our employees, customers and business partners can all take concrete steps to fight climate change."

Allstream has had upwards of 30% of its employees in Quebec participate in this important initiative in previous years. Allstream participates in the campaign as part of its commitment to support the City of Montreal's Strategic Sustainable Development Plan.

MTS Allstream's Corporate Green Plan is aimed at reducing the Company's impact on the environment and helping our customers, employees and stakeholders to do the same. In addition to offering its customers a wide range of services to improve operational efficiency while reducing environmental impact, the Company provides its employees with incentives and information to enable them to reduce their personal impact on the environment.

For more information on MTS Allstream's environmental initiatives and performance, visit www.mtsallstream.com and read our latest Green Report.

About Allstream

As part of MTS Allstream, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc, Allstream is a leading national communications provider that works exclusively with businesses of all sizes. An industry leader in delivering innovation, Allstream is focused on unifying and elevating all the ways that businesses connect and collaborate to serve customers, to drive workforce and partner productivity, and to get payback on networking and IT resources. Headquartered in Toronto, Allstream leverages the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of 3,000 employees across Canada. Our portfolio features advanced capabilities including: network connectivity and infrastructure, managed network services, and unified communications solutions. Our portfolio is provided across an extensive national broadband fibre optic network that spans some 30,000 km. We supply international connections through strategic partnerships and interconnection agreements. For more information, please visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Daniel Granger, Tel.: (514) 840-7990, Daniel.granger@acjcommunication.com

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