MTS Allstream expands High Speed Internet service in Manitoba

    Brings MTS High Speed Internet service to eight more communities this

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, June 28 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") announced
today that it is further expanding its High Speed Internet service in
Manitoba, bringing the service to eight more communities by the end of the
    Already the most comprehensive Internet service provider in Manitoba -
providing high-speed Internet service to 165 communities and 85% of Manitoba's
population - MTS Allstream has recently added the following five communities
to the expansive network:

    Oak River
    Cypress River

    The following three communities will have MTS High Speed Internet service
by the end of July:


    MTS High Speed Internet customers in these communities will enjoy access
to Manitoba's leading high-speed Internet service, featuring the award-winning
Zone Alarm(R) Security Suite software, MTS Webmail and access to MTS Home
Networking Services.
    The company also plans to add 50 WiFi hotspots in Manitoba this year,
bringing the total number to 143 WiFi hotspots in 12 communities across the
    "This summer, MTS Allstream is making a substantial investment to provide
our High Speed Internet service to eight more communities," said Kelvin
Shepherd, President Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "We continue to expand
our coverage throughout Manitoba, bringing High Speed Internet service and
WiFi hotspots to more customers in more communities than any other Internet
service provider."

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream Inc. 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 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-based communications, unified
communications, voice and data connectivity 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
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
24,300 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

For further information:

For further information: MTS Allstream, Michael Bouliane, (204)

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