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SaskTel continues to expand LTE in Rural Saskatchewan

SaskTel continues to expand LTE in Rural Saskatchewan

SaskTel today announced it has expanded LTE coverage for the first time to 62 towers in rural Saskatchewan increasing speeds in these areas by up to 10 times. The towers upgraded to LTE in rural areas include - the rural areas and communities around Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, along Highway 11 between Regina & Saskatoon and west of Highway 11, and communities along Highway 7 west of Saskatoon.

“The Government of Saskatchewan understands the importance of providing advanced communications services to all parts of the province,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.  “The expansion of SaskTel’s wireless LTE network will have a profound impact on the social and economic development of everyone in the province.”

“SaskTel understands that our customers want access to fast and reliable data connections wherever they go,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “By expanding our LTE network to 99% of the population of the province we’re making that dream into a reality.”

With LTE, SaskTel customers have the freedom to watch HD movies, stream music, share pictures and videos, and play games all at speeds that are up to 10 times faster than on 4G.  In addition, the deployment of LTE will lay the groundwork for future network enhancements, such as the introduction Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

In addition, SaskTel continues to add capacity to LTE within Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw (see the full list of upgraded towers in Appendix A). The expansion of LTE is part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest over $300 million in capital in Saskatchewan in 2016/17 and $1.4 billion through 2016-2021. 

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, 389,000 wireline network accesses, 273,000 Internet accesses and 111,000 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 

 

Appendix A – Tower Locations

Avonlea Regina - Courtney St & Mapleford Gate
Aylesbury Regina - Dewdney Ave & Cornwall St.
Baildon Regina - East of the city & South of HWY #1
Balgonie Regina - Fleet St & Ross Ave
Beechy Regina - Global Transportation Hub
Belle Plaine Regina - Green Moss Lane
Bethune Regina - Henderson Dr. & Leonard St.
Big Beaver Regina - HWY #1 & Eastgate Dr.
Bladworth Regina - HWY #1 & Lewvan Dr.
Burstall Regina - Imperial Park
Caron Regina - Industrial Dr.
Caronport Regina - Ken Jenkins Park
Central Butte Regina - Lache Park
Chamberlain Regina - Lacon St & Arcola Dr.
Chaplin Regina - Lockwood Rd & Gordon Rd
Clavet Regina - Longman Cres
Coderre Regina - Lorne St & 12th Ave
Condie Regina - McCarthy Blvd & Diefenbaker Dr.
Craik Regina - Montreal Cr & Broadway Ave
Dahinda Regina - North Railway St
Dalmeny Regina - Oriole Place
Davidson Regina - Park Ave & McAra St
Deer Valley Regina - Park St & Douglas Park Cr.
Delisle Regina - Parker Ave & Hillsdale St.
Dundurn Regina - Pasqua St & Stapleford Cr
East of Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park Regina - Pony Park
Elbow Regina - Ring Road & Albert St
Eyebrow Regina - Ring Road & Dewdney Ave E
Findlater Regina - Santa Maria Senior Citizen Home
Fiske Regina - Sask Polytechnic Campus
Hague Regina - South of the city & East of HWY #6
Hanley Regina - University of Regina
Harris Regina - Victoria Ave & University Park Dr.
Intersection of Highway 751 and Highway 42 Regina - Wellesley Park
Kenaston Regina - Whitmore Park
Kerrobert Regina - Winnipeg St. & 5th Ave N
Kindersley Regina - Winnipeg St. N.
Langham Regina Beach
Lucky Lake Rosetown
Lumsden Rouleau
Martensville Saskatoon - 17 St W & Ave F South
Moose Jaw - Canadian Forces Base Saskatoon - 1st Ave N & 23 St. E
Moose Jaw - Caribou St W and 13th Ave NE, Moose Jaw Saskatoon - 41 St & Quebec Ave
Moose Jaw - Lynbrook Heights Saskatoon - 56 St E & Miners Ave
Moose Jaw - Ominica St W and Main St N Moose Jaw Saskatoon - Aird St & Cumberland Ave S
Moose Jaw - Palliser Heights Saskatoon - Airport
Moose Jaw - Parkdale Boulevard Saskatoon - Albert Ave & 1st St E.
Moose Jaw - South along HWY 363 Saskatoon - Campbell Ave & 7th St E
Moose Jaw -10 Ave SW and Bowing St West Moose Jaw Saskatoon - Clarence Ave S & 12 St E
Morse Saskatoon - Clarence Ave S & Cartwright St
Mossbank Saskatoon - Dudley St & Avenue RS
Netherhill Saskatoon - Grasswood Rd & Louis Riel Trail
North of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Saskatoon - Hart Rd and HWY #7
North of Craven & East of HWY #641 Saskatoon - Huges Dr & Battleford Trail
North of Crestwynd Saskatoon - Idylwyld Dr & 4 St W
Ormiston Saskatoon - Innovation Place
Outlook Saskatoon - Kerr Rd & Kenderline Rd
Pense Saskatoon - Lorne Ave & Exhibition Rd
Plenty Saskatoon - McOrmond Rd & 8 St E
Regina - 13th Ave & Sanda Schmirler Way Saskatoon - North of the city along HWY #11
Regina - 14th Ave & Broad St Saskatoon - Pinehouse Dr & Reindeer Rd
Regina - 25th Ave & Campbell St Saskatoon - Preston Ave N & Circle Dr
Regina - 2nd Ave Saskatoon - Russell Rd & Goerzen St
Regina - 31st Ave & Rae St. Saskatoon - Stensrud Rd & Willowgrove Cr
Regina - 4th Ave and Lewvan Dr Saskatoon - Wedge Rd & George Rd
Regina - 4th Ave E. & Mckay St. Secretan
Regina - Albert St & 13th Ave South of Discovery Ridge
Regina - Albert St & 21 Ave Spring Valley
Regina - Arcola Ave & Doan Drive Victor Rd & Range Rd 3052
Regina - Argyle St N & Davin Cr Waldheim
Regina - Big Bear Blvd Warman
Regina - College Ave & Albert St. White City
Regina - Courtney St & 9th Ave N. Willow Bunch