Red River College Announces Renewal of Strategic Alliance with MTS Allstream



    
    Stock Symbol: MBT

    Manitoba's top College unveils MTS Allstream Lecture Hall in recognition
    of support to applied learning and innovation
    

    WINNIPEG, June 3 /CNW/ - Red River College proudly announced today a
renewal of their strategic alliance with MTS Allstream, a five-year
relationship worth approximately $1 million dollars. The renewal was announced
during the unveiling of the new MTS Allstream Lecture Hall at the College's
Notre Dame Campus. MTS Allstream has supported Red River College's innovative
applied learning initiatives and programs since 2003.
    "From developing new wireless technologies, to producing television
broadcasts, MTS Allstream has certainly been a valuable partner of Red River
College and a strong supporter of our students and graduates," said Dr. Jeff
Zabudsky, President of Red River College. "We're happy to build on that
partnership, and we anticipate developing many exciting new technological
innovations together."
    "We are proud of the strong relationship we've built with Red River
College," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions, MTS Allstream.
"The relationship is about more than funding, it's about providing the best
opportunities for students to pursue their dreams in innovation and
technology. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Red River
College and, more specifically, supporting the College's applied research and
development programs."
    Since January 2003, MTS Allstream has supported Red River College by
providing communications equipment and services, hired summer students and
graduates, awarded student scholarships, participated in career fairs, and
sponsored the Red River College Students' Association and the Red River Racer.
MTS Allstream has also given hands-on training opportunities to students
through the production of MTS TV Manitoba Moose hockey game broadcasts.
    The MTS Allstream Lecture Hall is located in room GM42 at the Red River
College Notre Dame Campus. MTS Allstream Lecture Hall is used for video
presentations, meetings, learning seminars, and student lectures, and hosts
113 students as part of the 65 programs taught at the Notre Dame campus.
    Recognized as one of the top corporate citizens in Canada's
telecommunications industry, MTS Allstream supports select environmental and
educational initiatives across the country.

    About Red River College

    Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology is Manitoba's
second largest post-secondary institution with more than 32,000 full-time,
part-time, and apprenticeship enrolments.

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services
Inc. and is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions
providers, delivering innovative products and services through the Enterprise
Solutions and Consumer Markets divisions. The Enterprise Solutions division,
which operates under the Allstream brand nationally and under the MTS
Allstream brand in Manitoba, is a leading competitor in the national business
and wholesale markets. This division offers customers a portfolio of solutions
tailored to the needs of medium and large businesses looking for success in a
world of rapidly evolving technology - Internet protocol connectivity, unified
communications, IT consulting and security services. The Consumer Markets
division leads every telecommunications market segment in Manitoba, delivering
a full suite of next generation wireless, high-speed Internet and data,
digital television and wireline voice services under the MTS brand, as well as
small business services in select markets across Canada under the Allstream
brand, and security and alarm monitoring services through AAA Alarm Systems
Ltd., an affiliate of MTS Allstream which also operates in other western
provinces. MTS Allstream's extensive national broadband fibre optic network
spans more than 27,900 kilometres, and provides international connections
through strategic alliances and interconnection agreements with other
international service providers. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common
shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For
more information, please visit: www.mtsallstream.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media: Colin Fast, College Relations, Red River
College, (204) 803-6406, cfast@rrc.mb.ca; Jill Gibson, Corporate
Communications Coordinator, MTS Allstream, (204) 958-3392,
mediarelations@mtsallstream.com

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