Slow cellular data Jessica Lake (Central Whiteshell)

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Very slow cellular data service in the area, standing on my dock looking across the lake at the Jessica Lake tower and speed test clocking 0.4Mbps with 5 bars LTE, 0.2Mbps on 3G with 3 bars. It's like with all my phones not just mine.
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Its because on weekends there are so many people out there connected to the towers. I bet Sunday night to Friday afternoon most weeks... Its super fast then 10x the amount of the people come out on the weekend and it slows everyone down from over use.
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Ok so tell me why I can head 13KM North East of the tower to Big Whiteshell lake and get 1-2 bars of 2G and can clock a 3.8Mbps download speed. Same tower there's no others in the area.
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Probably the same for all of cottage country, whether the Whiteshell or Interlake areas. 

Icelandic festival is on in Gimli this weekend, it would be interesting to find out from MTS/Rogers what the spike in customer load is over a normal weekend usage.
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You are on the same tower but may be on a different Antenna, don't forget they don't transmit in a circle but in a honeycomb pattern. If one sector is loaded the others can't help out.  Moving 13km could put you in a lesser loaded area.
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Hi Dan,
Clifford is correct, you would likely be on a different sector of the Jessica Lake cell site when at Big Whiteshell.
If you would like to email the your cell number and specific location on Jessica Lake to community@mts.ca, I could give this a more thorough examination to provide a more definite answer.
Thanks,

James.