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SaskTel continues to improve High Speed Internet access and speed in rural SK

SaskTel continues to improve High Speed Internet access and speed in rural SK

October 26, 2015

Today SaskTel  announced that 8 new rural communities will be  able to enjoy the benefits of SaskTel High Speed Internet service by mid 2016. SaskTel will be deploying High Speed Basic Internet,  which offers download speeds of up to 5 Mbps (megabits per second), in Craven,  Good Spirit Lake, and Madge Lake.  In  addition, SaskTel will be deploying High Speed Basic and Advanced Internet  service, which provides download speeds of up to 10 Mbps (megabits per second),  in Riverhurst, Frobisher, St. Benedict, Minton, and Alvena.

SaskTel also announced that the following 19 communities will have  access to even faster High Speed Internet service by the end of 2016 with the  launch of High Speed Advanced, offering download speeds of up to 10 Mbps: Davidson,  Waldheim, Ogema, Frontier, Loon Lake, Debden, Codette, Rhein, Weldon, Rapid  View, Shaunavon, Hudson Bay, Grenfell, Fort Qu’Appelle, Regina Beach, Buena  Vista, Kenosee Lake, Macklin, and Unity.

“Rural  Saskatchewan continues to experience unprecedented growth,” said Jim Reiter,  Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “By providing these communities with access  to improved high speed Internet, our government is opening up doors for  entrepreneurs that want to live outside of our major centres but still need  access to how business is done in the world today.”

The expansion that will result in enhanced ability for both private customers using  the Internet for home entertainment and business customers doing work on a provincial, national and international scale.

SaskTel  High Speed Internet services allows simultaneous phone and online access, unlimited Internet access and downloading, spam and email virus filtering, around-the-clock helpdesk support and installation – all for one low price.

For more information or to subscribe to our DSL high speed service, customers can visit any SaskTel Authorized Dealer or SaskTel Store, visit our web site at, 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 over 1.4 million  customer connections including over 618,000 wireless accesses, 437,000 wireline  network accesses, 258,000 Internet accesses and over 103,000 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


For more information, please contact:

Greg  Jacobs, SaskTel Manager of External Communications

Phone: 306.777.3433