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BellMTS brings full service to Hwy. 75

Big improvements are coming according to BellMTS.
The company announced the near completion of their Hwy 75 infrastructure project which is designed to bring continuous wireless coverage to residents, businesses and travellers along the highway.
“This was one of the first investment announcements we made after the announced sale of MTS to Bell Canada in May of 2016, and we’re happy to now be delivering on it,” they said in a press release. “Work began on this initiative several months ago, and three new cellular sites (Silver Plains, St. Jean and Letellier) will be fully operational next week to support continuous wireless coverage along the entirety of the highway.”
“As the province’s most critical north-south link, we know how important Highway 75 is to the economic engine of Manitoba, and by bringing our award-winning mobile technology to this area of the province, we are improving the safety of motorists and travelers, enhancing communications services and benefitting the business community,” they added.
LTE-Advanced Wireless Network
Other improvements have been made. BellMTS announced what they call “brand new LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network” which is now live across the province.
“LTE-A is the latest evolution of the world’s leading mobile network technology, LTE (Long Term Evolution), offering peak theoretical data download speeds of between 300 and 600 Mbps – more than twice as fast as LTE peak theoretical speeds formerly available in Manitoba,” they said. “More than 85% of the Bell MTS wireless network has now been upgraded to LTE-A capability, including Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Gimli, Morden, Winkler, Churchill, Thompson, Flin Flon, Falcon Lake, East St. Paul and Grand Beach.
Apple Watch
Bell is the first Canadian carrier to offer cellular service for Apple Watch Series 3, and they’ll be bringing it to Manitoba customers in early December.  Significant network upgrades to the Manitoba wireless network to support Apple Watch Series 3 will be completed this month, with device availability scheduled in time for the holiday season.
Fibe TV
BellMTS is also poised to introduce Fibe TV.
Fibe TV will provide Bell MTS with the ability to launch new TV features in the future, with their first one rolling out soon. Restart will be available in the next few weeks. It lets you restart and watch TV shows up to 30 hours after the show has started. Restart essentially solves your issues if you tune in halfway through a show – or even several hours after the fact.
“We will also be introducing numerous Fibe TV enhancements in the coming months, such as the “Trending Now” application, 4K TV channels and the Fibe TV App – allowing you to view shows from your Bell MTS smartphone,” they added.
Fibe Internet
New Bell MTS Fibe Internet is now available in many neighbourhoods of the following communities: Beausejour, Blumenort, Brandon, Carberry, Dauphin, Dugald, Gimli, Killarney, La Salle, Lorette, Minnedosa, Mitchell, Morden, Neepawa, Niverville, Oakbank, Oakbluff, Selkirk, Steinbach, Stonewall, The Pas, Thompson and Winkler. Bell MTS Fibe Internet offers download speeds of up to 940 Mbps (Megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 100 Mbps – up to 20 times faster than Internet speeds formerly available in some of these areas. Bell MTS Fibe Internet also claims to offer the most powerful WiFi in Canada with the Home Hub 3000 modem: Featuring a market-leading 12 antennas and exclusive tri-band technology, the Home Hub 3000 provides broad and reliable coverage throughout the home.