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SaskTel boosting internet speeds in more rural communities

SaskTel boosting internet speeds in more rural communities

Three more communities in rural Saskatchewan just received a major internet speed upgrade from SaskTel. The residents and businesses of Biggar, Eston, and Lanigan can now enjoy interNET Extended 25 service.  Offering download speeds up to 25 Megabits per second (Mbps), interNET Extended 25 is the fastest internet service SaskTel has ever offered in rural Saskatchewan.

“I’m pleased with the progress that SaskTel has made rolling out their new internet service to rural communities throughout the province,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “In only a few short months, SaskTel has introduced interNET Extended 25 service to 20 rural communities, greatly enhancing the internet service available to thousands of Saskatchewan families and businesses.”

“Our interNET Extended 25 service offers rural customers more bandwidth than ever before, allowing them to more fully participate in the modern economy and take advantage of all the educational and social opportunities that exist online today,” said Doug Burnett, Acting SaskTel President and CEO.

SaskTel interNET Extended 25 service comes with unlimited usage, in-home Wi-Fi, and 24/7 helpdesk support – all for one low monthly price.

These internet upgrades are part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest $301 million of capital in Saskatchewan in 2018/19 and over $1.4 billion through 2018-2023. These investments will ensure that all Saskatchewan residents will continue to receive some of the best communication and entertainment services in the world.

For more information please visit www.sasktel.com.

About SaskTel
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.35 million customer connections including 610,000 wireless accesses, 345,000 wireline network accesses, 283,000 Internet accesses and 112,000 maxTVsubscribers. 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 3,900 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