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post #61 of 82 (permalink) Old 2013-11-16, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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post #62 of 82 (permalink) Old 2013-12-06, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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MTS launches fibre-optic network in Stonewall

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Since 2010, MTS has launched the MTS FiON Network in Selkirk, Steinbach, Dauphin, Thompson, The Pas, Neepawa, Carberry, Minnedosa, Killarney, Beausejour, Lorette, Stonewall and select areas of Winnipeg and Brandon.
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A little curious there have not been any upgrades inside Winnipeg yet.

I have heard that some newer neighbourhoods have FTH run but not currently active. Those would seem to be easy conversions for MTS.
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CoryB, I think MTS is only installing FiON where they don't have VDSL2 (Ultimate TV) until 2015. The only exception might be if the copper wire in a neighbourhood is so old that it has to be replaced, they would replace it with fibre instead of stringing new copper wire.

Those neighbourhoods that have FTTH probably have hybrid fibre/copper cable that was run before MTS had designed their FiON system with the expectation they would be eventually be using fibre and it was cheaper to run hybrid cable than to go back and run fibre 10 or 15 years later. There probably isn't a lot of advantage for MTS to convert them now since they already have all the services, while places like Oakbank and Niverville will be getting Ultimate TV and 25Mbps internet for the first time.
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Well said! I assume the same thing. No major benefit (and fairly major cost to light up the roughed in stuff?) to areas that already have VDSL2.

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Could MTS not work on turning on the existing fiber runs in the hybrid areas and then move to backend VDSL2 gear that was displaced to other neighbourhoods that do not have fiber?

Further, Niverville and Oak Bank are both small, Urban Unlimited communities. My memory suggests that all the Urban Unlimited communities around Winnipeg and Brandon had fiber run to the pole in the early 1990s. This would seem to suggest other bedroom communities around those cities could soon be added to the FiON rollouts.
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Doesn't MTS already provide TV in Morris through the cable company they bought in 2006?
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MTS brings fibre optic network to Niverville

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Customers on the MTS FiON Network have exclusive access to MTS's newest and fastest high-speed Internet plans, which offer download speeds of up to 250 Mbps on the fastest network in Manitoba, according to PCMag.com.
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What about the Winkler/Morden area?
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Like Morris, Winkler and Morden already have MTS TV through cable. I think MTS is focused on communities that can't get TV service from MTS.
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Yes, Winkler/Morden have a TV service from MTS. The maximum 7Mb internet is what really stinks out here.
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