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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 www.mts.ca/fion.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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macman you are right, the 3812 is for pair bonding. the 3800 and 3801 can be used in fiber applications. i have seen a set up in the class room.
 

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MTS has added Thompson to the list of FTTH communities and increased the number of FTTH communities to 25 by 2013. Most new housing developments in Winnipeg will also be FTTH.
 

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Cause & Effect

Soon some adverse affects to come.
Soon to deploy only 3801s to all copper installs.
Soon to need all available 3800s for fibre installs.
 
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