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SaskTel’s latest internet upgrades deliver new opportunities to communities like Unity

SaskTel’s latest internet upgrades deliver new opportunities to communities like Unity

September 3, 2019

SaskTel today announced that it has launched interNET Extended 50 in nine more rural communities, including: Abernethy, Asquith, Bethune, Eston, Hepburn, Kerrobert, Unity, Waldheim, and Wilkie. Offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps, interNET Extended 50 is the fastest rural internet service SaskTel has ever offered. 

“An internet connection is a powerful tool that can open the door to a seemingly endless number of opportunities,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Thanks to SaskTel’s latest round of rural internet upgrades the people and businesses that call these nine communities home are now better equipped than ever to take full advantage of those opportunities.”

With the introduction of interNET Extended 50, residents and businesses in all nine communities have a variety of SaskTel interNET Extended packages to choose from with download speeds ranging from 5-50 Mbps.  

“As Saskatchewan’s leading and local communications provider, we understand that when it comes to an internet connection speed is everything,” said, Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.  “With our interNET Extended 50 service we’re raising internet speed limits all over rural Saskatchewan, making it easier for our customers to connect to their worlds than ever before.”

All SaskTel interNET Extended packages also come with unlimited usage, in-home Wi-Fi, and 24/7 helpdesk support.

SaskTel plans to invest $321 million of capital in 2019/20 in Saskatchewan and over $1.4 billion through 2018-2023. These investments will ensure that all Saskatchewan residents 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 612,000 wireless accesses, 326,000 wireline network accesses, 283,000 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 3,700 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