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Rate Adjustment Notices

How Adjustments Help Improve Your Westman Business Services

Westman Communications Group is dedicated to providing you with exceptional Internet, TV and Home Phone services. We are continuously investing in our network to deploy technological enhancements that support a robust and reliable network. 


1. In 2019, Westman paid out $500,000 in cash dividend payments to eligible Members who had over $900 in accumulated equity in their membership account. Over the past seven years, Westman has paid out cash dividend payments totaling $4 million. “The loyal patronage of our Members makes it possible to make these dividend payments. The support for our products and services continues to increase Members’ equity in the Cooperative and make distributions possible,” said Dave Baxter, President, and CEO of Westman Communications Group.


2. Westman was pleased to fibre-link three new communities in 2019. We were able to bring enhanced services to McCreary, Sandy Lake, and St. Lazare. With the completion of St. Lazare, we officially announced that all 34 communities we provide services to are 100 percent fibre-connected.


3.  In 2019, Westman started on our new journey to fibre-connect underserved communities inWestern Manitoba, so they can benefit from our exceptional services. The first community on this new journey was Inglis, which we connected at the start of December. We will kick off 2020 by connecting Rapid City, Minto, and Oak River. Connecting communities across Manitoba to high-speed internet brings opportunity for technological growth that can positively impact community growth and education.


4. This past summer, we toured Western Manitoba on our #ConnectingWestman initiative, which took us to the grassroots of our communities. We brought the whole family with us, including WCGtv, Westman Communications Business Solutions, 94.7 STAR FM, and Q Country 91.5 FM. We hosted barbeques supporting local charities and held open houses to allow you to preview our services and ask our friendly staff questions. As a bonus, Trent B., co-host of the Q Country morning show, delivered treats to local businesses as a token of our appreciation for their employees’ hard work and contributions to their community. Our local WCGtv community programming toured the town capturing all the action. To top off the day, we held an After Five Client Appreciation Night. This allowed Westman Business and Westman Radio clients to enjoy appetizers, drinks, live entertainment, and prize giveaways. Our 2019 Tour saw us in three communities throughout Western Manitoba – Killarney, Russell, and Virden. Together, we raised over $15,000 for local charities, including the Killarney – Turtle Mountain Fire Department, Russell Airport & Flying Club, and the Virden Spray Park. Keep an eye out for the 2020 #ConnectingWestman Tour; we just might be making a stop in your community.


5. It’s important to us to keep people connected. That’s why we partnered with the Keystone Centre to put FREE Wi-Fi throughout the 540,000 square foot multi-purpose facility in Brandon for everyone to enjoy. Westman has carried this initiative across many of the communities we serve. Other community centres and arenas that can enjoy access to free Westman public Wi-Fi include Parkland Recreation Complex (Dauphin), Russell Arena (Russell), Elton Community Centre (Forrest), Riverdale Community Centre (Rivers), Gunner Arena (Shilo), Sportsplex (Brandon), Yellowhead Centre (Neepawa), Shoal Lake Communiplex (Shoal Lake), Swan River Centennial Arena (Swan River), Minnedosa Community Conference Centre (Minnedosa) and Glenboro Arena (Glenboro).


Westman is proud to continue investing in the communities we serve in 2020. 
These investments include:
• New and enhanced service offerings
• Fibre connecting more communities that are either not served or underserved to offer high speed Internet and enhanced video
• Proactive node splits and plant maintenance to continue to increase Internet service reliability and speeds

July 15, 2020:

Westman Communications Business Solutions is dedicated to providing you with exceptional services. As the demand for our services and bandwidth usage grow, we are continuously improving and investing in our infrastructure to maintain a robust and reliable network for our Members. Please note that the rate adjustments that were previously communicated to Members this past winter and were deferred, will take place in September.

Effective Sept. 1, 2020, we will be adjusting our service rates. If you currently subscribe to any of the below services, monthly rate adjustments are as follows:

Services

Previous Rate

New Monthly Rate

Ultimate 40 $ 59.95 + $3.00
Ultimate 60 $ 79.95 + $3.00
Ultimate 100 $ 116.95 + $3.00

When are rates being adjusted?
Sept. 1, 2020.

Why are rates going up?
Westman is committed to providing you with the best services and customer experience available. As Westman continues to invest in its network infrastructure, we periodically need to adjust prices due to increases we experience in programming and other associated business costs. 

When will I see this on bill?
A notice will appear on your next bill and will be reflected on your statements.

How much is my bill going up by?
Select rate adjustments can be seen above. If you are unsure what package you subscribe to, please call customer care. 

 

Visit My Westman Portal to see an electronic copy of your statements.

Still have questions? Call Business Support at 204-717-2800 or toll free: 1-888-759-2225.