Requiring internet at our seasonal campsite at Falcon Lake. We have 35 foot brand new camper trailer

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Hi! We have a seasonal campground spot at falcon lake campground from May to October 2018, that we will be placing our 35 foot new trailer that we just purchased. It seems there is no wifi at the seasonal campground, which I find is quite strange. My question is, are we able to get something hooked up to the trailer to be able to access wifi through MTS and would need the service on hold or reduced for the other 6 months of the year. Can someone please help me and answer my question.

If we were to just use our phones, the data would be huge for those 6 months as well with the kids needing to piggy back off our phones internet for their tablets.

Hoping their is a solution.

Kind regards, Gillian A
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Service will depend on your exact location.

That said my friend has a seasonal spot in a different area and the lines in the campground are not suitable for broadband Internet service. It might just be that your new trailer is an internet free zone.
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I kind of understand it all. Not sure what you mean by my trailer is in an internet free zone. I know others have satellite dishes and crazy antenna looking things put up everywhere so we would like to do the same. This will be our first year in the seasonal campground so I don't know anyone to ask what they do to receive communications. But with all theses kids etc, for everyone's sanity, we are going to be needing something. Maybe even through a dish? Again I am new to it all. Thanks!
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Our family cottage is a wireless free zone, meaning no service, no social media, no text messages, nothing. It is definitely nice to leave all that behind for the weekend.

From the sounds of things you likely don't have access to wired service there. Once the season opens up you will likely meet new people and be able to ask how they get access if you really want.
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Thanks Cory for your help. I'll leave this post up and see if others have any suggestions just in case
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Congrats Gillian! You must be so excited. I also have a seasonal site but not near falcon. I found that the only option I am aware of for internet access is xplorenet. They bill based on the amount of bandwidth you will use, which scared me off.

Bell (not to be confused as Bell MTS) offers a wireless option but it’s currently only available in Lac du Bonnet or Winnipeg.

Because seasonal customers are only there for six months of the year I’m guessing that internet service providers don’t see enough revenue potential to invest in the necessary infrastructure. I could be wrong, just my speculation.

Not sure if your site management is the same, but I settle for using the free WiFi service available at the public area. And then I download Netflix episodes, etc at home before I head out to my site.

I’m glad you started the post. It will be great to hear if anyone has found other options!

Amanda
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Are you in the provincial park?   In May 2013 the govt announced that the were bringing WIFI to a number of parks including Falcon Lake.  The press release at that time said that the park coverage maps and passwords would be available at the camp office.

The dishes and antenna you see on the other trailers may be for TV service.
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Amanda's comment reminds me of the CRTC 50/10 ruling. By 2031 every door in Canada will have access to 50/10 service. That said from now to 2021 is focused on high density unserviceed communities. In Manitoba terms Winkler is a prime target. There is also nothing in the ruling on cost and it is only that one service provider offers that speed. So if there is a $1000/month satellite service with that speed you are covered in their eyes. That said a price maximum might follow.
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Xplornet for internet will be your first choice might be some Wireless Providers there like netset communications but will need height depending on trees. If you have a few bars of cell service you could put up a cell booster then get a rocket hub. Basically your only options. 
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You will never see a landline internet hook up in a seasonal campground.
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The one on Murdock Rd near the South perimeter offers landline and ADSL, as there is a small remote office just down the road ;) It's not as isolated as the other major campgrounds, so it's likely the only exception.