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Dr.Dave 2011-03-29 05:45 PM

MTS bringing Fibre to the Home to Steinbach and Dauphin and more
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Customers will be able to enjoy MTS Ultimate TV and faster Internet speeds

Steinbach residents will soon have access to the next generation of high definition television and the fastest broadband connections available as MTS deploys its fibre-to-the-home network (FiON) in the community over the coming months.


Customers on MTS's fibre optic network will have access to the most advanced consumer telecommunications services that MTS offers including MTS Ultimate TV and a new suite of high-speed Internet products with speeds up to 25 Mbps and potential future speeds of over 100 Mbps.

The award winning MTS Ultimate TV service provides Manitobans with the most feature rich television service in Canada, delivering over 56 HD channels and the industry leading Whole Home PVR service that can record and playback TV programs on any connected TV in the home as well as many other great features.

MTS is investing $125 million over the next five years to make its Ultimate TV service available to an additional 120,000 homes in close to 20 Manitoba communities through the deployment of its fibre optic network. MTS Ultimate TV is currently available to 95 per cent of Winnipeg households, and in Brandon, Portage La Prairie and a growing number of homes in Selkirk.

For more information on MTS FiON please visit

Techman224 2011-03-29 11:35 PM

They haven't updated their FiON website yet.

Mozza 2011-03-30 10:29 AM

First booze, now this? Whooo hooo!

Techman224 2011-03-30 02:33 PM

I wonder what are the exact internet speed plans you can get on the FiON network, or are they the same as in Winnipeg?

Dr.Dave 2011-03-30 07:36 PM

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I checked an address in Selkirk that has FTTH. The plans are the same as Winnipeg except they don't have the Bolt plan (which is basically shared bandwidth with TV). The plans are:

Light 256 Kbps
Lightning 7.5 Mbps
MAX 15 Mbps
Super MAX 25 Mbps

Techman224 2011-03-30 08:16 PM

Are they the same prices?

Dr.Dave 2011-03-30 08:21 PM

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Yes, the list prices are the same. They probably have local promos they advertise with flyers or custom mailers as a new neighbourhood is lit up.

CoryB 2011-03-31 11:34 AM

Kildonan Green is also a Fion development though I do not offically see it listed anywhere.

Dr.Dave 2011-04-01 05:35 PM

MTS is bringing next generation fibre optic network to Dauphin in 2011
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bimbamboom 2011-04-21 10:21 PM

I'm moving to the Sage Creek development and MTS has told me I'll be on their fiber network.

Does anyone know if I'll be keeping my 2wire router, or do they use something new for fiber?

If its new, is it wireless? I kind of like my 2wire router because I prefer using wired connections for my equipment. Too many problems with wireless.


Newbie131 2011-04-22 03:17 PM

You'll probly even carry over your current equipment as the 3800 2wire is common for running off of the fibers ONT. Unless you allready have the 3801, then i dunno, cause there is no just cause for the boosted 3801 upon the fiber. p.s. expect twice the internet speeds you were getting. (Y)

mtsguy 2011-04-22 08:47 PM

they will give you a 3800. 3801s serve no purpose in a fiber install becuase you are not using the modem part of it. the fiber ONT plugs into the red broadband rj45 on the back of the 2wire. they want to use the 3800's for fiber installs becuase we have so many of them and need to use them somewhere and eventually no one on copper will use a 3800, only a 3801.

scratt 2011-04-24 11:27 AM

there is separate equipment for fiber compared to copper. the 3800 wont be used at all, a 3812 is.

Macman 2011-04-24 12:24 PM

Actually, i think you are confused :) I haven't worked with them yet, but i'm 99% sure that the 3812 is for copper pair bonding.

Cham 2011-04-25 01:08 PM

Great news for Steinbach.. Too bad we can't get MTS internet services in the Morris area..

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