Winnipeg has one of the world’s most advanced fibre optic networking and digital switching platforms, with 100% digital switching throughout the province, and over 200 switches to support the network grid - the third largest concentration in Canada.
Broadband providers include: MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS), Shaw Communications, Telesat and Manitoba Hydro Telecom. MTS Allstream is the dominant provider and has an extensive broadband network infrastructure connecting all major communities in Manitoba.
The state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure in Winnipeg provides access to the Internet in virtually all areas of the city, and is a particularly important advantage for technology-based businesses.
The competitive telecommunications environment, with several alternative long-distance carriers, keeps rates low in Winnipeg and with a Central Time Zone location, business hours in Winnipeg are accessible and cost effective across the country.
Winnipeg-based firms are served by a competitive range of telecommunications providers, including: MTS Allstream Inc., Telus Communications, Rogers Telecom, Shaw Communications and a host of service resellers. Corporate alliances with major U.S. companies ensure seamless provision of cross-border products and services.
Telecommunications & Connectivity