Media Advisory - Bell Canada, MTS to make service improvement announcement

WINNIPEG, July 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Representatives from Bell Canada and MTS will be joined by The Honourable Cliff Cullen, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade to announce plans to improve telecommunications services in rural, remote and indigenous communities in Northern Manitoba.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

10:30 a.m. CDT


Thompson Regional Recreation Centre – Multipurpose Room

274 Thompson Dr.

Thompson, MB


The Honourable Cliff Cullen (Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade)

Dennis Fenske (Mayor, City of Thompson)

Pat Solman (Senior Vice-President, Network and Field Services – MTS)  

Wade Oosterman (Bell Group President and Chief Brand Officer)


Media are invited to attend.

Media can also listen to the news conference by dialing the following number.
Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to start time using the Participant Phone Number and Participant Passcode.

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Note: this is a "listen-only" conference line. However, media may request interviews via media contact numbers below. Photos and video will be taken at the event and can be requested at

About MTS
At MTS, we're proud to be Manitoba's leading information and communications technology provider. We're dedicated to delivering a full suite of services for Manitobans – Internet, Wireless, TV, Phone Service and Security Systems plus a full suite of Information Solutions, including Unified Cloud and Managed Services. You can count on MTS to make connecting your world easy.
We live where we work and actively give back to organizations that strengthen our communities. Through MTS Future First, we provide sponsorships, grants and scholarships, value-in-kind support and volunteer commitment in Manitoba.

MTS Inc. is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX: MBT). For more on MTS' products and services, visit For investor information, visit

About Bell
Canada's largest communications company, Bell provides consumer, business and government customers with a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services from Bell Canada and Bell Aliant. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). To learn more, please visit or

The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let's Talk Day and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit


For further information: Media: MTS: Jeremy Sawatzky, 204-958-3230,; Bell: Michelle Michalak, 416-215-3021,


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