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Estevan and Weyburn to receive SaskTel infiNET in 2016

Estevan and Weyburn to receive SaskTel infiNET in 2016

SaskTel is pleased to announce that infiNET™, SaskTel's new Fibre Optic Network, is coming next to the residential areas of Estevan and Weyburn. It is anticipated that construction will begin in March 2016 and customers can expect to start having infiNET available to their homes by June 2016.

"SaskTel has a proven track record of being on the forefront of emerging technologies and ensuring Saskatchewan people have access to world-class services," said Minister Responsible for SaskTel, Jim Reiter. "SaskTel continues to show commitment and leadership by building world-class networks that enhance the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people."

"infiNET will future proof SaskTel's network by allowing upgrades for future speed increases without the need to replace the fibre optics," said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "No other provider in Saskatchewan offers a direct to the home fibre connection and customers will see that infiNET features revolutionary speeds, allowing them to transfer files, download movies and music in a fraction of the time, and have uninterrupted video streaming and online chat."

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

infiNET offers HD programming and digital TV recording delivered to every set-top box in the home.

  • Connect up to 7 set-top boxes – all with HD and PVR capabilities
  • Record a show on one TV and watch it later in another room
  • Get more bundling options for maxTV™ with even faster Internet speeds

infiNET provides amazingly fast speeds – up to 260 Mbps downloading and 60 Mbps uploading – the fastest available in Saskatchewan.

  • Upload and download data, movies, music, and more in a fraction of the time
  • Stream HD movies, play games, and video chat without freezing, pixelization, or dropped connections
  • Get unlimited downloading with no overage fees

About SaskTel
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 618,000 wireless accesses, 437,000 wireline network accesses, 258,000 Internet accesses and over 103,000 maxTV™ subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services,maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. 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 media inquiries only, please contact:
Tara Tibeau, SaskTel Manager of External Communications
Phone: (306) 777-4548
E-mail: tara.tibeau@sasktel.com