yeh, I'm pretty dissapointed about that too. I just renewed a 3 yr term, and got a Galaxy Note 2, expecting to be getting LTE any week now. I'm glad Shaw has alot of Wifi hotspots in Winnipeg, because 2mbps "4G" speeds are practically useless.
LTE will be coming to Winnipeg, Just need to wait for MTS and Rogers make an agreement to allow Roger to activate there LTE service in Winnipeg. MTS was smart, they wanted LTE first so they can get more customer. It will take a little time but Roger will get LTE at one point. Just have to be patient and wait.
I feel ripped off after I bought my S3 and renewed with Roger's. If I had known that LTE wouldn't be available in Winnipeg I would have chosen a different carrier.
And therin can lie part of the problem..
Putting up a tower, while is seems simple.. there is ALOT of red tape for it.
Land has to be aquired. Zoning has to be allowed for a tower in that area. There is all the legal things where people come in and are allowed to voice against having a tower there.. etc.
This can all delay in getting a tower up.
There has been land for one just north of me, for almost 5 years now.. still now tower.. it keeps getting tangled up in legal stuff and complaints likely, that it still has not been built