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Bell MTS Launches Wireless Home Internet in Manitoba

Bell MTS announced on Tuesday its Wireless Home Internet (WHI) service has officially launched in Manitoba. The broadband service now offers wireless internet to 12 communities, with nearly 40,000 rural and remote locations planned by the end of this year. WHI is delivered over Bell’s wireless network on its 3500 MHz spectrum and offers up to...

Bell MTS Fibre Broadband Network Expanding to Carman

Bell MTS and the Town of Carman in Manitoba have announced fibre broadband is expanding throughout the town, with a launch set for later in 2019. According to Bell MTS, "direct fibre connections will offer the Pembina Valley community access to Bell MTS Gigabit Fibe Internet service,” to nearly 1,600 homes and business locations throughout Carman, along...

Bell MTS Officially Launches in Manitoba; Churchill 4G LTE Network Live

Bell Canada has announced they have completed their acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), meaning Bell MTS has officially launched in Manitoba today. Bell says it has completed its acquisition of all 74,398,389 common shares of MTS. George Cope, President and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada, said in a statement, “Bell is proud to be...

CRTC Approves Bell Acquisition of MTS Broadcasting Licenses

The CRTC has approved the transfer of Manitoba Telecom Services’ (MTS) Broadcasting Distribution Undertaking (BDU) licenses to Bell Canada, paving the way for the latter to fully acquire the telecom in the province. The CRTC decision is just one of three regulatory approvals required for Bell Canada to finish their acquisition of MTS. "We are pleased to...

SaskTel Addresses Risks Posed by Bell-MTS Deal

The Bell-MTS deal represents regulatory, competitive, and financial risks to SaskTel, the regional carrier said in a document released on Monday and obtained by CBC News. Fortunately, most of the risks existed before Bell proposed to acquire MTS, so there is not much news here, as those risks were already assessed. An earlier assessment found...

Bell and MTS to Expand Wireless LTE in Glenboro

Bell and MTS announced today plans to expand LTE wireless coverage  in Glenboro, Manitoba, part of a $1 billion planned investment over five years by the company in the province over five years. Expanded LTE wireless will also blanket transportation corridors Highway 2 and Highway 5, aside from benefitting residents and businesses. Patricia Solman, Senior...

MTS Shareholders “Overwhelmingly Approve” Acquisition by Bell

MTS has announced a majority of its shareholders have approved the plan by BCE to acquire the company, with 99.66% of 43,098,172 votes cast in favour of the deal, set at a special shareholders meeting this morning in Winnipeg. Jay Forbes, President & CEO of MTS, said in a statement "MTS shareholders have overwhelmingly supported the...