MTS launches their fastest high-speed Internet plans yet

WINNIPEG, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS today announced that its high-speed Internet service just got faster with three new consumer plans:  MTS FiON® Lightning 50, MTS FiON® Lightning 100, and MTS FiON® Lightning 250.

"Our new FiON Lightning high-speed Internet plans offer some of the fastest speeds in Manitoba," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "And with free wireless home networking included, these plans are ideal for households that have several family members online at the same time using different devices."

Details and pricing:

  Plan   FiON
  Lightning 50
  Lightning 100
  Lightning 250
Download Speed
up to
  50 Mbps   100 Mbps   250 Mbps
Upload Speed
up to
  5 Mbps   15 Mbps   30 Mbps
Usage   Unlimited   Unlimited   Unlimited
Monthly Fee   $75.00   $140.00   $280.00

With download speeds of up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps, these very high-speed Internet plans offer unlimited usage and are designed for users with medium to extremely heavy Internet use requirements. These plans are available in communities where MTS has launched the MTS FiON Network.

The MTS FiON Network is one of Canada's most advanced fibre optic networks. MTS is investing $125 million over several years to deploy this fibre-to-the-home network to 120,000 homes in Manitoba. Since 2010, MTS has launched the MTS FiON Network in Selkirk, Steinbach, Dauphin, Thompson, The Pas, Neepawa, Carberry, select areas of Winnipeg, and will be coming soon to Minnedosa and Killarney.

About MTS
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 more than 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

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SOURCE: MTS Allstream

For further information:

Chelsea Ross
Corporate Communications
(204) 958-1848

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