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SaskTel brings High Speed Internet to seven new rural communities

SaskTel brings High Speed Internet to seven new rural communities

Today SaskTel announced that it has launched DSL High Speed Internet service in seven new rural communities throughout southern Saskatchewan. The residents of Deer Valley, Goodeve, Guernsey, Macoun, Neville, Pennant, and Tantallon now will be able to enjoy the benefits of SaskTel High Speed Basic and Advanced Internet service.

“When I heard that the Village of Macoun was going to get High Speed Internet I was excited beyond words,” said Glenys Baerg, Mayor of Macoun. “As Mayor, I am sure this will help our small village grow economically and socially and I know that everyone in the community will be thrilled to get High Speed Internet.”

“Our government understands that having access to fast and reliable communication services is a necessity to compete in today’s digital age,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “By bringing High Speed Internet to these rural communities, SaskTel is opening the door to new and exciting opportunities for the residents of these communities.”

“Today’s announcement further demonstrates SaskTel’s commitment to bring fast and reliable communication services to all corners of our province and I applaud the people of Katepwa for taking a proactive approach to work with SaskTel to bring Internet service to their community,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.

This expansion is part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest over $300 million in capital in Saskatchewan in 2017/18 and $1.4 billion in capital 2016-2021. Investments like these will ensure that Saskatchewan will continue to receive some of the best communication and entertainment services in the world.

SaskTel High Speed Basic Internet offers download speeds of up to 5 megabits per second (Mbps) while High Speed Advanced Internet offers download speeds of up to 10 Mbps. All SaskTel High Speed Internet packages include unlimited usage, free installation, in-home Wi-Fi, spam and email virus filtering, and 24/7 helpdesk support – all for one low monthly price.

For more information or to sign up, customers can visit any SaskTel Authorized Dealer or SaskTel Store, visit our web site at www.sasktel.com, or call 1-800-SASKTEL (1-800-727-5835).

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, 374,500 wireline network accesses, 276,000 Internet accesses and 108,500 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