City of Morden joins Bell MTS all-fibre broadband network

Direct fibre connections bringing Canada's fastest home Internet to Manitoba centres large and small

MORDEN, MB, May 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell MTS today announced an investment to bring its next generation all-fibre network to approximately 3,300 residences and business locations throughout the City of Morden. The network expansion will provide the fastest consumer Internet speeds in Canada to the Pembina Valley community.

Fully funded by Bell MTS, the Morden fibre network expansion is part of the Bell MTS $1 billion investment plan to deploy the most advanced fibre and wireless broadband networks throughout Manitoba.

"High speed connectivity is critical to the prosperity and well-being of our residents, businesses and visitors," said Brandon Burley, Mayor of Morden. "Bell MTS has been an important ally to the City in providing critical communication and media services. We are excited to welcome their continued investment, which will connect us to fast, reliable Internet technology and contribute to Morden's overall competitiveness in the global economy."

With construction of the Morden fibre project set to begin this summer, the first customers are expected to have access to Bell MTS Gigabit Fibe Internet, Whole Home Wi-Fi and Fibe TV this fall.

"We're pleased to connect Morden with the world's best Internet technology as part of our ongoing capital investment plan for Manitoba," said Dan McKeen, Vice Chair of Bell MTS & Western Canada. "Bell MTS is proud to be a major investor in the province's future as we advance how Manitobans connect with each other and the world."

Building on the Bell MTS all-fibre network that is connecting over 30 Manitoba municipalities, the Morden expansion will deliver home Internet speeds of up to 1.5 Gigabits per second, the fastest available in Canada. Bell MTS is also bringing direct fibre connections to homes and businesses in La Salle, Flin Flon and Churchill this year.

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About the City of Morden
Morden has a population of approximately 9,000 residents and is located in the Pembina Valley region of southern Manitoba. Explore a vibrant community with extraordinary experiences that will inspire your senses. Morden has something new around every corner, and even underground. From 80 million year old aquasaur fossils, to the world-class Corn & Apple street festival, we've got art and culture galore. And if you're looking for a thrill, hit some of our trails and discover the challenging terrain of the Pembina Valley.

About Bell MTS
Bell MTS is part of BCE, Canada's largest communications company, and provides advanced broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services throughout Manitoba. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading television, radio, out of home and digital media assets in Manitoba and across Canada. To learn more, please visit or

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Media inquiries:

Bell MTS
Morgan Shipley

City of Morden
Brandon Burley

Investor inquiries:
Thane Fotopoulos

Caution concerning forward-looking statements
Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking statements, including statements relating to our network deployment and capital investment plans in Manitoba and the expected benefits to result therefrom. They describe our expectations as of the date hereof and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, we do not undertake to update or revise them thereafter.

All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the 'safe harbour' provisions of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on several assumptions which give rise to the possibility that actual results or events could differ materially from our expectations.

For additional information on assumptions and risks underlying certain forward-looking statements made in this news release, please refer to BCE's 2020 First Quarter MD&A dated March 6, 2020, filed by BCE with the Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities (available at and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at This document is also available at

SOURCE Bell Canada