SaskTel announces another 21 communities to get access to faster High Speed Internet

March 19, 2014

Today SaskTel announced that the following  21 communities in Saskatchewan will now have access to even faster High  Speed Internet with the launch of the High Speed Advanced service,  offering download speeds of up to 10 Mbps: Birch Hills,  Carlyle, Carrot River, Cochin, Delisle, Eston, Gravelbourg, Gull Lake,  Kelvington, Kerrobert, Kipling, Langham, Leader, Maidstone, Oxbow,  Redvers, Rocanville, Sedley, Spiritwood, Wakaw, and Whitewood.


First introduced at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities 2013 annual conference, this announcement is part of SaskTel’s long-term  strategy to both increase access to higher Internet speeds to over 200  existing DSL served communities, but also  to continue expanding the DSL network into over 50 rural communities that have not yet had access to  this technology.


“Rural Saskatchewan is experiencing  unprecedented growth and prosperity and with that comes opportunity,”  said Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “By providing these communities with access to even higher speed Internet, our government  is opening up doors for entrepreneurs that want to live outside of our  major centers but still need access to how business is done in the world today. Those businesses simply cannot work with old fashioned dial-up  Internet.”


SaskTel is investing $1.2 million in the  expansion that will result in enhanced ability for both private  customers using the Internet for home entertainment and business  customers doing work on a provincial, national and international scale.


SaskTel High Speed Internet services allows simultaneous phone and online  access, unlimited Internet access and downloading, spam and email virus  filtering, around-the-clock helpdesk support and installation – all for  one low price.


For more information or to subscribe to  our DSL high speed service, customers can visit any SaskTel Authorized  Dealer or SaskTel Store, visit our web site at, or call  1-800-SASKTEL (1-800-727-5835).

About SaskTel

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full  service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.2 billion in  annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over  607,000 wireless accesses, 492,000 wireline network accesses, 250,000  internet accesses and 100,000 maxTV subscribers.  SaskTel offers a wide  range of communications products and services including competitive  voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging,  cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel  International offers software solutions and project consulting in  countries around the world.  SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries  have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees  (FTEs).

For more information, please contact: Tara Tibeau, SaskTel Manager of External Communications

Phone: 306.777.4548


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