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SaskTel making significant progress in delivering improved wireless service to rural communities

SaskTel making significant progress in delivering improved wireless service to rural communities

SaskTel today announced the launch of 8 more small cell site towers in Paddockwood, Zenon Park, Theodore, Midale, Semans, Simpson, Spalding and Lang to further improve LTE cellular services. SaskTel has now launched small cell site solutions in 31 communities and are on track to reach 50 communities by the end of March 2019. (See below for the full list of communities).

“Our government is committed to ensuring rural Saskatchewan residents, farms, and businesses receive fast and reliable communications services in order to thrive is today’s digital world,” Minister Responsible for SaskTel Don Morgan said. “SaskTel’s continued investment in its networks will enable the company to deploy innovative solutions to improve cellular service in rural areas across the province.”

“The Wireless Saskatchewan initiative has been a significant undertaking for the company and I am proud of the effort displayed by our employees to meet the many challenges of deploying these small cell sites on schedule,” SaskTel President and CEO Doug Burnett said. “We know our rural customers are wanting improved cellular services and these upgrades will help bolster our network and add capacity to address the ever-growing demand for wireless data.”

Upon completion of the first 50 towers, SaskTel will begin construction of 41 more small cell site solutions that have already been announced and are tentatively scheduled to be launched by March 31, 2020. See the December 2017 news release for more information on the Government of Saskatchewan’s full announcement outlining the four-phase initiative which will provide rural communities with enhanced access to reliable cellular and high speed internet services.

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

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