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infiNET coming to Yorkton in 2017

infiNET coming to Yorkton in 2017

The Fastest Network in Western Canada with Infinite Potential

Today SaskTel announced plans to expand infiNET™, Western Canada’s fastest fibre optics network, to Yorkton.  Construction will begin in the spring of 2017 with infiNET expected to be available in some neighborhoods by early summer.

“This investment demonstrates SaskTel’s ongoing commitment to bring revolutionary technologies to the residents of Saskatchewan,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “The residents of Yorkton will benefit greatly from the new social and economic opportunities that SaskTel’s infiNET network will open to them.”

SaskTel is pleased to bring infiNET to the residents of Yorkton,“ said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “With infiNET our customers can download movies and music faster than ever before and enjoy uninterrupted online gaming and streaming content without buffering.  In addition, as technology evolves we’ll be able to maximize the enormous capacity of our fibre optic network and deliver even faster speeds than today.”

infiNET is being deployed through SaskTel’s Fibre to the Premises program, a $670 million investment to deploy fibre optics directly to homes and upgrade the broadband network in the nine largest urban centers 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 maxTV set-top box in a home.

  • Watch HD on up to 7 TVs
  • Record up to 4 programs simultaneously with maxTV PVR
  • Record a show on one TV and watch it later in another room
  • Get more bundling options for maxTV™ with even faster Internet speeds
  • maxTV infiNET customers can stream Netflix right on their maxTV set-top box

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, pixelation, or dropped connections
  • Get unlimited downloading with no overage fees

The Fibre To The Premises program is part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest $1.4 billion across Saskatchewan through 2021.  Investments like these will ensure that Saskatchewan will continue to receive some of the best communication and entertainment services in the world.

For more information, please visit sasktel.com/yorkton

About SaskTel

SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 617,000 wireless accesses, 395,000 wireline network accesses, 272,000 Internet accesses and over 110,000 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 sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Jacobs, SaskTel Manager of External Communications
Phone: 306.777.3433   
Email: Greg.Jacobs@sasktel.com