Just in! MTS is now accepting calls on DSL Hi-Speed Internet for Paint Lake. They are sending out a mailer to all people with MTS service(not callling you directly) but if you are interested in service a little quicker, you can call into the Customer Care number is (204) 225-5687. Once you give them your phone number, they will check to ensure you are on the eligibility list. They will then schedule a install date.
TIPS: They will ask you for a username – if you have a MTS email account (through Dial-up, not the stick), they can upgrade that account and you can use the same email. If not, you need to create a new one (has to be exactly 8 characters, numbers and letters is OK but cannot start with a number).
They will install a modem off of any house phone jack that runs directly back to the main service box. You will also have the option to get a home network set up. They will ask you this when taking your call.
The cost is: $99 one time set-up fee and $59 per month, unlimited (real unlimited). The speed is up to 7 MB per second but will be constant and is not effected by other users (so will not be affected by trees, weather, etc.) and will not be effected by the amount of users on.
The first service went in today (new person moving out to the lake). It is here!
Spread the word! I am going to try and email everyone who provided their email addresses. This could take awhile.