Brandon LTE-A Wireless Network Launches as Part of Bell MTS Upgrade

New LTE-A wireless sites have been enabled in Brandon, Manitoba, as part of planned upgrades from Bell MTS.

The site were turned on Tuesday, which includes a location in North Hill, reports The Brandon Sun. The wireless network upgrade means the final gap has been filled in the city, allowing users theoretical download speeds of 300 to 600 Mbps, more than double what was previously available.

The new wireless network upgrade will offer faster download speeds in North Hill, between First Street and 18th Street, including the Trans-Canada Highway up north and Kirkcaldy Drive down south.

Bell MTS said the new LTE-A network will also benefit Brandon Municipal Airport, while Westman communities of Carberry, Killarney, Minnedosa and Neepawa also have faster download speeds now.

“We look forward to delivering further enhancements to ensure Westman residents have access to the best broadband network technologies available,” said Bell MTS.

The Winnipeg neighbourhoods of Sage Creek and Wildwood, also saw LTE-A networks turned on, as the Bell MTS wireless network has reached 85 per cent of its expansion plans.

In September, Bell MTS quietly increased rates for home phone, TV and Internet.