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2020-03-03 08:51 AM
dm_4u I pray this is coming to my area.
2020-03-02 11:43 AM
Dr.Dave Bell MTS investing $400 million to connect Winnipeg with the world's best Internet technology
  • All-fibre network connections to 275,000 residences and business locations
  • Investment to create more than 1,100 new jobs, $900 million in economic activity
  • Largest-ever Manitoba communications infrastructure project closely coordinated with Manitoba Hydro and the City of Winnipeg
As part of its $1 billion capital investment plan for Manitoba, Bell MTS today announced it is investing approximately $400 million to bring the fastest Internet technology to Winnipeg, with direct fibre connections to approximately 275,000 homes and commercial locations throughout the city.

"Winnipeg is an emerging technology leader, and the Bell MTS all-fibre network will be key to accelerating the city's innovation and economic opportunities. Our fibre links offer the fastest consumer Internet available in Canada now, and will be ready to grow in speed and capacity to ensure Manitobans have full access to the communications services of the future," said Mirko Bibic, President and Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada. "Our Winnipeg fibre rollout is the largest single project in our $1 billion Bell MTS capital investment plan for Manitoba, and the biggest single communications investment in Manitoba's history. As we celebrate the province's 150th birthday, Bell MTS is proud to advance the way Manitobans connect with each other and the world."

"This is a significant investment from Bell MTS that will benefit the residents and business community of Winnipeg," said Ralph Eichler, Minister of Economic Development and Training. "This investment further supports the emergence of Winnipeg and Manitoba as a regional tech hub and will expand upon the infrastructure required to support Manitoba's growing IT sector and innovation, as well as attract global industries that require advanced fibre networks."

"Today's $400 million investment announcement by Bell MTS is a welcome vote of confidence in the City of Winnipeg," said Mayor Brian Bowman. "As we grow to 1 million people, investments like this help to build our city for the future."

Fully funded by Bell, the fibre project will offer Winnipeggers access to leading Bell MTS services such as Gigabit Fibe Internet, Whole Home Wi-Fi and Fibe TV in addition to future advanced technologies enabled by the high data speeds and capacity of fibre connections.

Bell MTS estimates the Winnipeg project will create more than 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in Winnipeg and other Manitoba locations and an additional $900 million in new economic activity. Bell MTS is partnering with a wide range of suppliers to roll out the expansion, including ACME Technical Services, Aecon, Central Telecom, Crown Pipeline, Mobia Technology Innovations, WP Teletronics and Valard.

Bell MTS is working closely with Manitoba Hydro and the City of Winnipeg to ensure maximum efficiency in the buildout, which will leverage innovative installation techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to minimize disruption for residents and businesses. Updates on service availability can be found at BellMTS.ca/Winnipeg.

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From the FAQ at the last link:

Q: How much time will it take to bring fibre across Winnipeg?
A: This will be a progressive rollout to almost 275,000 homes and businesses throughout Winnipeg over the next few years. Some of Winnipeg already has access to the technology today and we plan to have the majority of the build completed by the end of 2022.
2020-01-15 08:26 AM
dm_4u I wish every neighborhood in Winnipeg would get this service.
2020-01-14 04:34 PM
Dr.Dave Bell MTS bringing all-fibre broadband connections to Flin Flon

Bell MTS today announced an expansion of its all-fibre broadband network in Flin Flon that will bring Gigabit Internet speeds and next-generation Fibe TV service to approximately 2,800 residences and businesses throughout the Northern Manitoba city.

With direct connections to the Bell MTS fibre network beginning this summer, Flin Flonners will have access to Bell MTS Gigabit Fibe Internet, Whole Home Wi-Fi and Fibe TV, as well as a path to future digital communications services enabled by Bell's high-capacity fibre links.

Fully funded by Bell MTS, construction of the Flin Flon fibre project starts in March.
2019-04-25 09:57 AM
Dr.Dave The Bell MTS all-fibre broadband network is expanding to Carman

Bell MTS and the Town of Carman today announced plans to expand the Bell MTS all-fibre broadband network to approximately 1,600 residences and business locations throughout the town.

These direct fibre connections will offer the Pembina Valley community access to Bell MTS Gigabit Fibe Internet service as well as the innovative Fibe TV television service with 4K picture quality and exclusive viewing features.

Fully funded by Bell MTS, the network expansion includes approximately 40 kilometres of new fibre installation directly to homes and commercial locations throughout Carman. The first customer connections are expected later this year.

Comment: Like Winkler, Carmen is served by a Cable TV system purchased by MTS many years ago.
2018-08-02 11:33 AM
17671 I am not from Winnipeg but this sounds like good news. Good Stuff Bell MTS!
2018-08-02 10:00 AM
Dr.Dave Bell MTS expands all-fibre broadband network in Winkler

Bell MTS and the City of Winkler today announced plans to expand the Bell MTS all-fibre broadband network to an additional 4,000 residences and businesses throughout the city, bringing the total number of locations that will have access to the world's best Internet technology to more than 5,000.

"As a leader in modern technology, the City of Winkler is pleased with the efforts of Bell MTS to provide a selection of services that will meet the needs of the City of Winkler for the next generation," said Martin Harder, Mayor of Winkler.

Bell MTS fibre to the premises (FTTP) service delivers Fibe Gigabit Internet with symmetrical data access speeds of up to 940 megabits per second (Mbps) now and ultimately speeds of 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and beyond in the future. Bell MTS fibre also powers the Fibe TV next-generation television service that will be introduced in Winkler later this year.

"The expansion of the Bell MTS all-fibre network will continue to be a major contributor to ongoing economic growth in the region," said Dan McKeen, Vice Chair Bell MTS & Western Canada. "The network build in Winkler is part of our 5-year, $1-billion investment plan in the province, and we look forward to delivering further broadband enhancements to communities large and small to ensure Manitobans have access to the best network technologies available."

Fully funded by Bell MTS, the network expansion includes more than 50 kilometres of new fibre installation both underground and on utility poles. Bell MTS is employing innovative installation techniques to minimize disruption to residents and businesses throughout the FTTP deployment. The first new customer connections are expected later this summer.

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Note that Winkler is one of the communities where where MTS owns the local cable company, so residents will be moving from Cable TV to Fibe TV.

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I've been told that MTS has been upgrading a few individual streets to FTTH in west Winnipeg. I found out by accident when someone who had an MTS landline added MTS internet. They installed fibre from the pole and replaced the analog phone service with digital.
2014-10-10 06:08 PM
Macman It's not just here. Www.canofworms.org
2014-10-08 04:14 PM
Cham In rural areas around Morris the copper is getting very old... running out of lines, and sometimes intermittant service. I am hoping they can replace the copper with fiber and upgrade the whole network... Maybe then we can even get interweb again!
2014-09-27 01:53 PM
Dr.Dave I haven't seen their cable system personally, but it's the same basic technology as Shaw.
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Originally Posted by Dr.Dave View Post
Valley Cable Vision was bought by MTS (Manitoba Telecom) in 2006 and is still run as a cable system, unlike the rest of MTS which is IPTV. It served Altona, Carman, Holland, Manitou, Miami, Morden, Morris, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Plum Coulee, St. Claude, St. Jean Baptiste, Treherne and Winkler, Manitoba.
I don't know if their long-term plan is to upgrade the cable plant or replace it with FTTH.
2014-09-26 03:45 PM
Macman And this cable service is totally different than their DSL based tv service eh? I've heard of it, just never seen it. I'm guessing it's like Shaw's cable tv system, just on a local scale?
2014-09-26 03:27 PM
Furkmyster Yes, Winkler/Morden have a TV service from MTS. The maximum 7Mb internet is what really stinks out here.
2014-09-26 11:47 AM
Dr.Dave 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.
2014-09-26 11:12 AM
Furkmyster What about the Winkler/Morden area?
2014-09-25 08:15 PM
Dr.Dave 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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