MTS and ATG partner to launch ATG Connect Home, Powered by MTS
Stock Symbol: MBT
WINNIPEG, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's leading telecommunications provider, and The Accurate Technology Group (ATG), a leading Manitoba-based home technology design, installation, and service company, today announced plans to launch the ATG Connect Home Program, Powered by MTS on February 1, 2014. This unique and exclusive partnership enables ATG to equip newly-built single-dwelling homes with MTS services in Winnipeg and many surrounding communities - including locations served by MTS's state-of-the-art fibre optic network, the MTS FiON® Network.
Through strong relationships with many leading Manitoba home builders, ATG provides home audio, video, whole home automation, security, and structured cabling to more than 75 percent of new homes built in Winnipeg. In addition to those solutions, ATG will now also be able to provide new-home owners with the award-winning MTS Ultimate TV service, super-fast MTS Internet services and of course, MTS's proven and reliable home phone service.
"MTS's partnership with ATG gives us an important competitive advantage in the new home market," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "ATG has a strong reputation for doing excellent work at all stages of the building process, and this agreement will make it easy for new home buyers to access the world-class suite of MTS services. Working together, MTS and ATG expect to bring leading-edge home wiring, communications and entertainment solutions to the majority of new homes built in Winnipeg over the next ten years."
MTS customers can bundle home phone, high-speed Internet, MTS Ultimate TV®, and wireless services, to receive significant monthly discounts. 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. In communities served by the MTS FiON Network, MTS's high-speed Internet plans offer download speeds of up to 250 Mbps.
"We are very excited to partner with MTS," said ATG President Laurence Rosenberg. "Manitoba Home Builders and their clients will enjoy the same timely, personalized, and reliable service that The Accurate Technology Group has provided for the last 25 years, but now with the power of MTS behind it."
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.
About The Accurate Technology Group
The Accurate Technology Group combines premier brands, a unique shopping environment and a fanatical dedication to customer satisfaction, all in the service of a single-minded goal: to meet and exceed the highest expectations of the most discriminating consumer.
In business for 25 years, The Accurate Technology Group has won a devoted following among the new-home building industry in Manitoba. Our demanding customers rely on Accurate's world-class product selection. But what brings them back again and again is the personal attention they consistently receive from some of the most knowledgeable technical design consultants in the business.
Accurate is a leader in the integration of audio, video, security, CCTV, lighting, and climate control systems. Thousands of installations later, we are known for delivering trust, confidence and integrity to our clients.
For more information on The Accurate Technology Group, please visit www.accurategroup.ca.
Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about the Company's future business arrangements and prospectus in respect of its new partnership with ATG that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.
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SOURCE: MTS Allstream
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