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SaskTel makes huge splash in Big River and slough of other rural communities with latest wave of internet improvements

SaskTel makes huge splash in Big River and slough of other rural communities with latest wave of internet improvements

September 26, 2019

SaskTel today announced that it has launched interNET Extended 50 in the Town of Big River along with 18 other rural Saskatchewan communities. Offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps, interNET Extended 50 is the fastest rural internet service SaskTel has ever offered – full list of communities below.

“These upgrades will greatly benefit the people in these communities and are a direct result of SaskTel’s strong financial investments in their networks and services throughout the province,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.     

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

“When it comes to their internet connection, we know that speed is a top priority and with interNET Extended 50 our customers in rural Saskatchewan can download, stream, and share the digital content they want to faster than ever before,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.

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

New interNET Extended 50 communities launching on September 30, 2019

Allan Duck Lake Lebret Rocanville
Beauval Eatonia Lemberg Sedley
Big River Elrose Lipton St. Brieux
Colonsay Kinistino Naicam Stockholm
Craik Laird Porcupine Plain  

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