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Faster Internet available in 24 Indigenous and First Nations communities

Faster Internet available in 24 Indigenous and First Nations communities

The residents of 24 Indigenous and First Nations communities throughout the province can now enjoy the benefits of faster High Speed Internet. See the attached appendix for a list of the upgraded communities.

All SaskTel High Speed Internet customers in these 24 communities have been automatically upgraded to internet service that is more than 3 times faster than their previous service, with download speeds of up to 5 Mbps.

“With these upgrades, SaskTel is opening the doors to new opportunities for the residents of these communities,” said Joe Hargrave, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.

“SaskTel understands that our customers require access to fast and reliable communications services to succeed in today’s digital world,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel Acting President and CEO. “We take great pride in knowing that these upgrades will help the residents of these communities gain better access to business, education, and social opportunities that may otherwise be out of reach for them.”

In June of this year, SaskTel announced plans to upgrade the internet services in 46 Indigenous and First Nations communities in 2017/18. The remaining communities are expected to be upgraded by the end of March 2018.

These upgrades are part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest $1.4 billion in capital in Saskatchewan through 2016-2021. These Investments will ensure that all Saskatchewan residents will continue to receive some of the best communication and entertainment services in the world.

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.

 

Indigenous Community Current Download Speed Upgraded Download Speed

Indigenous Community

Ahtahkakoop IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Big Island Cree Territory

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Big River IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Carry the Kettle FN

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Cote IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Fishing Lake IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Kahkewistahaw IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Keeseekoose IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Kitsakie IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

La Plonge IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Little Pine IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Little Red River IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Makaoo IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Makwa Lake IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Ministikwan IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Mosquito IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Ochapowace IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Pheasant Rump Nakota IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Piapot IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Red Pheasant IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Sakimay IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Seekaskootch IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

The Key IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

Indigenous Community

Yellow Quill IR

Current Download Speed

1.5 Mbps

Upgraded Download Speed

5 Mbps

 

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