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SaskTel launches infiNET in Prince Albert

SaskTel launches infiNET in Prince Albert

infiNET:  The Fastest Network in Saskatchewan with Infinite Potential

Today SaskTel announced that the first  residential customers in Prince Albert can now sign up for infiNET, SaskTel’s new Fibre Optic Network. It is anticipated that  all existing SaskTel High Speed Internet and maxTV customers in Prince Albert will  be connected by 2015, and others will also have the opportunity to sign-up for infiNET once their residential neighbourhood  is converted to fibre. 

“It has always  been our vision for the people of this great province to have access to the  best technology available,” said Minister Responsible for SaskTel, Don  McMorris, “SaskTel continues to have the most extensive fibre optic coverage connecting directly to the customer’s door which demonstrates their commitment to bringing world class technology to Saskatchewan people.”

“We are excited to  invest in emerging technology that will enhance our customers’ communication  experiences today, while also setting the groundwork for technology  enhancements in the future,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “infiNET will future proof SaskTel’s  network by providing the capacity to significantly increase speeds over time without  the need to replace the fibre.”

infiNET is being deployed through SaskTel’s Fibre  to the Premises (FTTP) Program, a ten-year $670 million dollar initiative that  will upgrade the broadband network and deploy fibre directly to homes in the  nine largest urban centres in the province, Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw,  Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford and Prince Albert.

Once  connected, infiNET will provide  customers access to Saskatchewan’s fastest network, allowing for download  speeds of up to 260 Mbps and up to 60 Mbps speeds for uploading, significantly enhancing  the customer experience when downloading or streaming video, uploading photos  and videos, or participating in real-time gaming.  maxTV™ customers can have up to  seven High Definition set-top boxes in one residence, providing new and  enhanced possibilities for home entertainment.

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).  Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.


 

For more information, please contact:

Tara Tibeau, SaskTel Media Relations
Phone:(306)777-4548
E-mail: tara.tibeau@sasktel.com