Winkler Internet Service

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Is there any thoughts by MTS about bringing their FION service to some of the newer areas of Winkler north of the highway? The MTS store is literally about 400 meters from my house, has this or at least their higher speed internet options for their building (plus MTS TV), but I can't get that at my home. 
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Winkler would fit the characteristics of a community in line for service improvements within the next five years. With a population over 10,000 it could qualify for back haul improvement funding from the federal government. It is also dense enough to make a VDSL or Fion deployment work for the CRTC 50/10 goal. It is also likely not 50/10 capable currently meaning it falls outside the 82% of the population with access to 50/10 currently.

As there is funding available for the federal government for this it is a good time to start talking to local government officials and getting them lined up to lobby on behalf of the citizens.