MTS brings Ultimate TV to another rural community in Manitoba
Stock Symbol: MBT
WINNIPEG, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS is pleased to celebrate the launch of
the MTS FiON® Network in Neepawa, Manitoba. The MTS FiON Network uses fibre-to-the-home technology to provide customers with the
most advanced telecommunication services MTS currently offers,
including its innovative MTS Ultimate TV service.
"We can now add Neepawa to the growing list of communities that enjoy
this exciting new technology," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd.
"With MTS Ultimate TV and the Whole Home PVR, Neepawa residents can
pause and rewind live TV so they'll never miss a minute of the local
hockey game on Neepawa Access TV. They can also keep up with their
favourite players using the 'Facebook on TV' app."
The launch of MTS's fibre optic network gives Neepawa residents access
to high-speed Internet services and one of the most feature rich
television services in Canada, MTS Ultimate TV. MTS Ultimate TV offers
110 HD channels, the Whole Home PVR service, a wide variety of
informative and entertaining apps, and many other innovative features.
MTS Ultimate TV also offers an extensive line-up of over 350 digital TV
and music channels, and access to Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View
Neepawa Mayor Ken Waddell joined Mr. Shepherd at a celebratory event
today to promote the launch of the new network. Stu Briese, MLA for
Agassiz, also attended the celebration at the Team Electronics store.
"Technology is important to the growth of our community," said Mayor
Waddell. "We appreciate the investment MTS is making in Neepawa and
look forward to the many benefits its fibre-optic network will bring
As part of the launch event, a Neepawa resident won a 40-inch LCD HD
Samsung TV plus six months of free MTS Ultimate TV service.
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, Thompson, and The Pas.
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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