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SaskTel delivers faster Internet to 25 Indigenous and Northern Saskatchewan communities

SaskTel delivers faster Internet to 25 Indigenous and Northern Saskatchewan communities

March 5, 2019

Today SaskTel announced the expansion of interNET Extended 10 service to 25 Indigenous and Northern communities in Saskatchewan – see the list of communities below.

“Today’s announcement further illustrates SaskTel’s commitment to provide the residents of our province with high quality and reliable communication services so that we all may take full advantage of the economic, social, and educational opportunities the world has to offer,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.

With download speeds up to 10 Megabits per second (Mbps), interNET Extended 10 delivers service that is twice as fast as the current Internet package available in these communities.

“With today’s announcement, the residents and businesses in these communities will now be able to enjoy all the benefits that faster Internet service offers, such as seamlessly streaming music or video content, quicker downloads, and generally a more responsive Internet connection,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.

All SaskTel Internet packages include unlimited usage, in-home Wi-Fi and 24/7 helpdesk support – all for one low monthly price.

This Internet upgrade is 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.

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 611,000 wireless accesses, 338,000 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:
Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications
Phone: 306.777.4476
E-mail: Michelle.Englot@sasktel.com

New interNET Extended 10 Communities
Bear Creek Dore Lake Missinipe Stony Rapids
Birch Narrows Dene Nation English River First Nation Patuanak Sucker River 156C - Lac La Ronge Indian Band
Black Lake Denesuline Nation Fond Du Lac Denesuline Nation Red Earth First Nation Turnor Lake
Brabant Lake Grandmother’s Bay 219 – Lac La Ronge Indian Band Shoal Lake Cree Nation Wahpeton Dakota Nation
Buffalo River Dene Nation Jans Bay Sled Lake Waterhen First Nation
Clearwater River Dene Nation La Ronge 156 - Lac La Ronge Indian Band Saint George’s Hill Waterhen Lake