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MTS expands high-speed Internet service to four rural Manitoba communities

Thursday, August 01, 2013

MTS expands high-speed Internet service to four rural Manitoba communities

10:29 EDT Thursday, August 01, 2013

DSL-based service launches in Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation, Fisher River Cree Nation, Brunkild, and Seven Sisters Falls

Stock Symbol:  MBT   

WINNIPEG, MB, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's leading telecommunications provider, today announced the launch of high-speed Internet service in Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation, Fisher River Cree Nation, Brunkild, and Seven Sisters Falls.  MTS customers in these four Manitoba communities can now connect to the Internet using digital subscriber line (DSL) - a technology that transforms a regular telephone line into a high-capacity data highway.

"The launch of our DSL-based high-speed Internet service in these communities further demonstrates MTS's commitment to connecting more Manitobans to the Internet," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd.

Today's announcement is part of MTS's commitment to connecting more Manitobans by expanding high-speed Internet service to 20 additional rural communities in 2013.  To date this year, MTS has launched DSL-based high-speed Internet services in 12 new communities:  Falcon Lake, West Hawk Lake, Victoria Beach, Grand Beach, Wabowden, Poplar Point, Melrose, Langruth, Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation, Fisher River Cree Nation, Brunkild, and Seven Sisters Falls.  MTS expects to turn up the service in eight more communities before the end of the year. When this latest expansion is complete, MTS will provide 215 communities across Manitoba with access to high-speed Internet services using a range of advanced technologies, including DSL, VDSL, fibre to the home, Wi-Fi hotspots and 4G HSPA/LTE wireless.

MTS offers a variety of home phone, high-speed Internet, and Wireless plans tailored to suit individual customer needs. MTS customers can enjoy significant bundle discounts when they bundle multiple services.

To learn more about MTS's high-speed Internet service, please visit www.mts.ca.

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 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.

Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about the Company's corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives and future financial results and performance 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.

Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Material assumptions" section below, the "Risks and uncertainties" section, elsewhere in the Company's 2012 Annual MD&A and 2012 Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE: MTS Allstream

For further information:

Media: 

Chelsea Ross
Corporate Communications
204 958-3230
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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