Gimli FION rollout

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I'm in a new-er house in Gimli (2013-14 build) that has fibre dropped in the house and a line on the street (or so I've been told). There's about a half mile stretch down Gimli Park Road that has no fibre buried stopping it from being connected to the office, where it has been hooked up. I know a few people right in the town, within a half dozen blocks of the office, that have started to get fibre drops to their homes, so the rollout is obviously in progress but nothing has been publicly stated/published as far as I can find.

Can anyone from MTS speak to a timeline on when fibre will be fully available in Gimli? I'm assuming in the summer once the ground is thawed they can start burying cables to further facilitate this but would like some confirmation, because if it's not in the next year I'm switching providers as peak hour congestion even in the winter is getting ridiculous (I've speedtested as low as 0.2 megs down)
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0.2 Mbps? Wow that's bad!  Lightning? I don't see see how anyone would think paying for this garbage is acceptable!
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Just wondering have you called it in to MTS to see what they have to say about your current speed?

I can't find the posting offhand but somebody in the cottage country area near you had a speed problem and it took a few visits from MTS to isolate the problem to an outside plant issue.
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Ridiculously slow speeds at peak usage times is a pretty good indication of a congestion problem! 
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MTS has been putting in composite drops (copper and fiber cable) to homes for several years now.  MTS made the decision that homes in Gimli built later than September-2015 would receive fiber cable only, those homes are on Fion.  We currently have no immediate plans to mass migrate Gimli copper customers over to Fion.

As for your congestion issue, MTS is aware of it.  We have installed a new DSL platform into Gimli.  We will be migrating subscribers over to this new platform once we get some of the provisioning bugs worked out.  This new platform won't provide the high speed plans (like Lightning-25 or Lightning-50) that available in communities like Winnipeg or Brandon.  However, our hope is to alleviate the congestion in the community.  

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It is real good to see that mts has finally acknowledged their growing congestion problem related to DSL services in many communities where it is available. Hopefully, this plan to fix it, is just not another sugar coating and will improve services in the near future! 
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MTS needs to get off their butts in Gimli. There is a lot of potential money in this area but the businesses don't seem to get it. MTS FarmNet is no longer acceptable. My fear is now that Bell is the new boss all expansion plans outside the big cities will dry up while the rates will continue to climb.
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Cody looks like Gimli is listed under communities with Fion, does anyone have any details of which parts of town will be getting this. https://www.bellmts.ca/residential/internet/bell-mts-fibre-optic-network