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SaskTel delivers faster internet and maxTV Stream to the Village of Kenosee Lake and 33 other rural communities in southeast and central Saskatchewan

SaskTel delivers faster internet and maxTV Stream to the Village of Kenosee Lake and 33 other rural communities in southeast and central Saskatchewan

June 27, 2019

SaskTel today announced that the Village of Kenosee Lake, along with 33 other rural communities in southeast and central Saskatchewan, are the latest to receive interNET Extended 25 and 50 as well as maxTV Stream service – full list of communities below.

“I’m very impressed with the progress SaskTel has made in recent months to enhance the communication and entertainment options available throughout rural Saskatchewan,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “In less than a year, SaskTel has delivered significantly faster internet options along with their cutting-edge maxTV Stream service to dozens of communities throughout our province to the benefit of tens of thousands of our residents.”

Delivering download speeds up to 25 and 50 Mbps, interNET Extended 25 and interNET Extended 50 are the fastest rural internet packages SaskTel has ever offered. With this latest expansion, SaskTel now offers internet packages with download speeds that range from 5-50 Mbps in all communities listed below.

“We’re focused on being the best at connecting the people of our province to their world and in order to do that we need to continuously develop new and innovative solutions,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “Our maxTV Stream and upgraded rural internet services are a direct result of that focus and are helping us to evolve the entertainment options and connectivity throughout Saskatchewan.”

maxTV Stream combines the best of traditional television with advanced technology and the latest over-the-top (OTT) content from Netflix and YouTube. Available in over 200 communities, maxTV Stream is setting a new standard for television and entertainment throughout Saskatchewan with innovative features, such as:

  • Restart TV – Restart live TV up to 72 hours in the past so you’ll never miss your show again.
  • maxTV App – Watch live TV and VOD programming on your smartphone or tablet, anywhere in Canada.
  • Built-in applications – Easily access Netflix, YouTube, and more right from your media box.
  • State-of-the-art equipment – Control your TV like never before with Bluetooth and voice command technology.

These expansions are a direct result of SaskTel’s commitment to invest $321 million of capital in Saskatchewan in 2019/20 and over $1.4 billion through 2018-2023.

New interNET Extended 25, 50, and maxTV Stream communities launching on June 27, 2019
Alameda Fillmore Langham Prud’Homme
Alida Frobisher Macoun Radisson
Arcola Gainsborough Manor Radville
Bienfait Glen Ewen Minton Redvers
Borden Hafford North Portal Storthoaks
Carievale Halbrite Ogema Stoughton
Carlyle Kenosee Lake Oxbow Vanscoy
Carnduff Kisbey Pangman  
Ceylon Lampman Pike Lake  

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 610,00 wireless accesses, 333,000 wireline network accesses, 283,000 internet accesses and 113,000 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 3,900 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:
Greg Jacobs, SaskTel External Communications Manager
Phone: 306.777.3433
E-mail: greg.jacobs@sasktel.com