MTS Telecommunications services operating normally in northwestern Manitoba communities
Work continues in some areas to assist individual customers
WINNIPEG, MB, June 29, 2012 MTS advises that telecommunications service is operating normally in more than 20 communities in northwestern Manitoba that were affected by power outages caused by a severe summer storm on Wednesday, June 27. Work continues to restore service to some individual customers in scattered locations throughout the region that remain without power and/or landline service due to damaged cables from downed trees and wind.
Although Hydro commercial power has been restored to the majority of communities, MTS still has some service being supported by MTS backup generators and battery power. MTS wishes to advise customers that telecommunication services could continue to be affected in some locations due to ongoing Hydro power interruptions and storm damage to MTS cables which will take further time to repair.
MTS crews will be working throughout the weekend to restore service to the remaining affected customers.
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions. A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks, and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With more than 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.
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