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SaskTel Nears Completion of Project to Expand Fusion Internet to 34 Towers Serving Rural Saskatchewan

SaskTel Nears Completion of Project to Expand Fusion Internet to 34 Towers Serving Rural Saskatchewan

March 27, 2018

Today SaskTel announced that it has nearly completed a $4.2 million project to expand Fusion Internet to 34 additional towers serving rural Saskatchewan. The project will be completed in April, once SaskTel has equipped the towers that serve the vicinities of Shellbrook, Southey, and Stoughton with Fusion service. See the appendix below for a full list of towers that received Fusion service as part of this project. 

“Our government understands that having access to reliable communication services is critical to the success of rural residents,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “That is why our government has made it a key priority to work with SaskTel to enhance the high speed Internet and cellular services in rural Saskatchewan.” 

Once the project is complete, SaskTel will operate 102 Fusion equipped towers throughout the province, each tower delivering a reliable high speed Internet connection for rural customers with download speeds up to 10 Megabits per second (Mbps). 

“Our vision is to be the best at connecting our customers to their world,” said Doug Burnett, Acting SaskTel President and CEO. “By expanding our Fusion Internet service deeper into rural Saskatchewan we are bringing that vision to life.” 

SaskTel’s Fusion expansion project is phase one of the Government of Saskatchewan’s four-phase initiative to provide rural communities with enhanced access to reliable cellular and high speed Internet services. 

Minister Morgan added, “As the first phase of our joint initiative with SaskTel comes to a close, the focus will soon shift towards phase two, improving the cellular service in many rural communities throughout the province.” 

For more information about SaskTel Fusion Internet service, visit sasktel.com/fusion

34 Fusion Towers — in the vicinities of:

Aberdeen Moosomin
Alameda Outlook
Allan Pense
Arelee Pike Lake
Balgonie Porcupine Plain
Bethune Preeceville
Birch Hills Rabbit Lake
Colfax Red Deer Hill
Delisle Shellbrook
Dundurn Silver Park
Grandora Southey
Indian Head Stoughton
Kelvington Vibank
Kenosee Lake Wakaw
Langbank Weyburn
Macklin Wynyard
Marshall Zehner

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 609,000 wireless accesses, 361,000 wireline network accesses, 279,000 Internet accesses and 112,000 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
E-mail: Greg.Jacobs@sasktel.com