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SaskTel increases capacity by up to 100% in 7 more resort communities

SaskTel increases capacity by up to 100% in 7 more resort communities

SaskTel today announced it will be introducing LTE wireless technology in the following seven resort communities in rural Saskatchewan to address ever-growing customer demand: Buffalo Pound, Cochin, Christopher Lake, Sarnia Beach, Shell Lake, Wakaw Lake, and Waskesiu. SaskTel will be adding an LTE network carrier in these seven communities which will enhance the current tower capacity by 20% to 100%.

“SaskTel understands the importance of providing advanced communications services in rural areas and will continue to enhance the wireless network to improve customer experience,” said Jim Reiter, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.

“SaskTel is pleased to provide the LTE wireless technology that these communities need in order to address ongoing demand for bandwidth,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “Not only are we the first and only provider to extend wireless coverage to resorts, we are also committed to investing in the service to add capacity to keep pace with demand.”

SaskTel anticipates that the LTE enhancement in the communities of Cochin, Christopher Lake, Sarnia Beach, Shell Lake, Wakaw Lake, and Waskesiu will be completed in time for the Canada Day Long Weekend and Buffalo Pound is expected to be completed in time for the August Long Weekend.

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 over 614,000 wireless accesses, 404,000 wireline network accesses, 266,000 Internet accesses and 107,000 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 more information, please contact:
Greg Jacobs, SaskTel Manager of External Communications
Phone: 306.777.3433
E-mail: Greg.Jacobs@sasktel.com