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SaskTel to turn down WBBI service January 30, 2015

SaskTel to turn down WBBI service January 30, 2015

Today SaskTel announced that as a result of the successful migration of WBBI (Wireless Broadband Internet) customers to the new High Speed Fusion Internet service, a fixed wireless LTE-TDD service, SaskTel officially shut down the WBBI service on January 30, 2015.

In addition to completing WBBI customer migrations, SaskTel has also commercially launched High Speed Fusion service for new subscribers being served from 38 different tower locations including: Annaheim, Avonlea, Beechy, Bruno, Candle Lake, Canora, Central Butte, Choiceland, Climax, Dorintosh, Dysart, Eatonia, Elbow, Etomami Lake, Fort Qu'Appelle, Hafford, Hague, Hirsch, Hodgeville, Kinistino, Lajord, Leask, Lemburg, Lestock, Mankota, Meath Park, Middle Lake, Neilburg, Nipawin, Orkney, Paynton, Peebles, Prince Albert, Raymore, Rosthern, Stewart Valley, Viscount and Wimmer. SaskTel plans to commercially launch the remaining 17 tower locations in 2015.

“High Speed Fusion Internet service will provide customers with; more than twice the speed that was possible with our former WBBI service,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “We were the first to offer this service in North America and based on initial feedback we have received, customers are very happy with the upgraded service.”

SaskTel High Speed Fusion Internet service is the recommended Internet choice for customers in locations formerly served by WBBI, however, customers can still choose SaskTel Satellite Internet service or 4G mobile Internet service if they reside within a 4G coverage area. See Appendix for the full range of service options and prices.

SaskTel High Speed Fusion Internet is available for $79.95 per month and will offer download speeds of up to 5 Mbps (Megabits per second). With a download speed of 5 Mbps customers can download 10 photos in as quick as 1 minute, download 15 songs in as fast as 2 minutes or download a (regular/standard) movie in just 45 minutes.

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 Max™ (TV) 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 itswholly-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
306.777.4548
tara.tibeau@sasktel.com


Appendix A - Internet Service Options

                                                                   

SaskTel High Speed Fusion Internet Service

Monthly Service Fee

Download speed (up to)

Upload speed (up to)

Basic

$79.955 Mbps1  Mbps

 

                                                                                                                          

SaskTel High Throughput Satellite Service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Plans

Price

Download

Upload

1.5Mbps Satellite Internet - 5GB

$44.991.5 Mbps700 Kbps

5.0Mbps Satellite Internet - 20GB

$64.995 Mbps1 Mbps

5.0Mbps Satellite Internet - 30GB

$74.995 Mbps1 Mbps

5.0Mbps Satellite Internet - 40GB

$84.995 Mbps1 Mbps

10Mbps Satellite Internet - 20GB

$84.9910 Mbps1 Mbps

10Mbps Satellite Internet - 30GB

$94.9910 Mbps1 Mbps

10Mbps Satellite Internet - 40GB

$104.9910 Mbps1 Mbps

5.0Mbps Satellite Internet - 80GB (Business)

$99.995 Mbps1 Mbps

10Mbps Satellite Internet - 100GB (Business)

$144.99

10 Mbps

1 Mbps


4G Mobile Internet Plans

                                                               

Monthly fee

Canada-wide data included*

$25

500MB
$301GB
$554GB
$758GB

*Additional data is $0.03 per MB in Canada