ultra-highspeed internet?

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I see that 1Gbps internet service is popping up around Canada in the $100/mo ballpark (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/why-super-fast-internet-may-come-from-a-company-you-ve-never-heard....  MTS sevice maxes out at 250Mbps for $280/mo (FiON Lightning 250).  Does MTS have any plans to become more competitive in the ultra-highspeed market?  I'd love to have something faster for a reasonable price even if there were [sensible] data caps.

I currently have FiON 50.  I believe a PON generally maxes out at 2Gbps down, 1Gbps up, but I don't know what the MTS hardware can do specifically.
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From what I've seen, the equipment they use appears to be identical to other fibre optic providers. I was in NL recently, and the Bell Aliant ONT was the same. I would assume that the back end GPON equipment is the same.

I don't know why they aren't offering Gigabit speeds yet, like some other providers just started doing. What I do find interesting is how many other providers in Canada and the US offer nearly (or actual) symmetrical speeds. The person I mentioned on Bell Aliant's FibreOp has 100/30 internet, I believe. But I think that's the minimum plan! And off promo, it isn't cheap!

As a side note: I thought I saw a post where someone said the plans above FiON 50 were gone from the website, but I can still see them.
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Hi Daniel, 
Thanks for posting. We've passed this along to the appropriate team and we'll provide a response as soon as possible. Have a great weekend!