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SaskTel infiNET service arrives in North Battleford

SaskTel infiNET service arrives in North Battleford

The City of North Battleford is set to experience the next level in internet speed and connectivity with SaskTel infiNETTM service, Saskatchewan’s fastest fibre optics network. Starting today, infiNET is now available in select residential neighbourhoods and will eventually be available city wide. With download speeds up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps), SaskTel’s infiNET network offers unrivaled speeds that allow customers to connect to their world faster than ever before.

“We are excited about SaskTel’s investment in North Battleford and the offering of infiNET to its customers,” said Ryan Bater, Mayor of North Battleford. “This enhances the quality of life for our residents, productivity for our businesses, and our connectivity with the rest of the world.”

In the coming weeks, SaskTel also expects to begin converting customers in the Town of Battleford over to infiNET.

“SaskTel’s infiNET network is one of the most advanced and reliable communications networks anywhere in the world and we can all be proud of the fact that this is truly a homegrown solution that will benefit many Saskatchewan residents today and well into the future”, said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.

“We understand that, when it comes to the Internet, speed is paramount,” said Doug Burnett, Acting SaskTel President and CEO. “And, now that we’ve begun to rollout infiNET in North Battleford, the residents there are about to experience a major speed boost.”

North Battleford is the latest step in SaskTel’s ambitious $670 million Fibre-To-The-Premises program that will deploy fibre directly to homes and business by upgrading SaskTel’s broadband network across Saskatchewan’s nine largest cities. Beyond the immediate benefits of faster Internet speeds for consumers, this network enhancement will have added benefits down the road. As demands for more bandwidth and faster speeds increase, infiNET provides SaskTel with a flexible platform that can quickly grow to meet its customer’s needs.

SaskTel infiNET service provides amazingly fast speeds - up to 300 Mbps downloading and 80 Mbps uploading - the fastest available in Saskatchewan.

  • Upload and download data, movies, music, and more in a fraction of the time
  • Stream HD movies, play games, and video chat without freezing, pixelation, or dropped connections
  • Get unlimited downloading with no overage fees

In addition to Internet access, infiNET also offers HD programming and digital TV recording delivered to every maxTV set-top box in a home.

  • Watch HD on up to 7 TVs
  • Record up to 4 programs simultaneously with maxTV PVR
  • Get more bundling options for maxTV with even faster Internet speeds
  • Stream Netflix right on the maxTV set-top box

The FTTP program is part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest over $1.4 billion across Saskatchewan through 2023.  Investments like these will ensure that Saskatchewan will continue to receive some of the best communication and entertainment services in the world.

For more information about infiNET, please visit www.sasktel.com/infinet.

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