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 http://www.sasktel.com, or call 1-800-SASKTEL (1-800-727-5835).
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