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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2009-09-26, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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MTS introduces Lightning Bolt 32 Mbps and Lightning Super MAX 25 Mbps

WINNIPEG, Sept. 18 http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../18/c6800.html
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The Lightning Bolt plan, the first of its kind in Manitoba, is a variable speed service that leverages bandwidth from the MTS Ultimate TV service to provide up to 32 Mbps download and up to 2 Mbps upload speeds. The Lightning Super MAX plan offers a dedicated Internet connection that provides up to 25 Mbps download and up to 2 Mbps upload speeds....

Both the Lightning Bolt and Lightning Super MAX plans include free Internet security software, access to Windows Live(TM), as well as 10 hours of free Wi-Fi in over 170 MTS Wi-Fi Hotspots in Manitoba. The Lightning Bolt plan is only available to customers who have MTS Ultimate TV service. MTS Ultimate TV is currently available to a growing number of households in Winnipeg, most of Portage La Prairie, and will soon be available in Brandon, Manitoba. Lighting Super MAX is available in the same areas as MTS Ultimate TV and can be combined with MTS Classic TV service, MTS Ultimate TV service, or sold on its own without either TV service.
Pricing (unbundled)
Lightning Bolt (32 Mbps shared) $94.95
Lightning Super MAX (25 Mbps dedicated) $99.95
Free installation, modem included, bundle discounts start at $10 and increase depending on the services. There don't seem to be any data transfer caps.

For comparison, Shaw has High-Speed Warp $104.95 unbundled, 25 Mbps download, 2 Mbps upload, 150 GB/month data transfer.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2009-10-23, 08:51 PM
 
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Its a pretty sweet setup.. But i've had alot of issues with please stand by messages on my tv reciever on my lightning plan. I've called mts obteen times about it and had them in changing cables lines everything and its still crap. Though if it were to stay stable those 32 mbps speeds would be nice. A bit expensive and no medium jump. 10mbps is crap as shaw provides 15/1 speeds at the same price and with powerboost I hit 32mbps line speeds. I switched to MTS 5 months back hoping it would be better for gaming. But my latency has been worse and less stable then my Shaw ever was

I had the mts tech here today to change lines again. We'll see how long this lasts for uptime! I was getting 8 outtages a day at least
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2009-12-10, 08:24 PM
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Yeah I have terrible latency as well with MTS, Shaw was perfect. Talking to MTS about their latency problem is like talking to a wall.
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