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Yellow Grass among wide swath of rural Saskatchewan communities now connected to faster internet and enhanced entertainment services from SaskTel

Yellow Grass among wide swath of rural Saskatchewan communities now connected to faster internet and enhanced entertainment services from SaskTel

September 25, 2019

SaskTel today announced that the residents and businesses in the Town of Yellow Grass, along with 14 other rural Saskatchewan communities, can now enjoy lightning fast internet speeds plus the next-generation in television and entertainment with the launch of interNET Extended 25 and 50 as well as maxTV Stream – full list of communities below.

“Our government understands the key role that the internet plays in the world today, especially in rural parts of our province,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Thanks to SaskTel’s ongoing efforts, more of our rural residents and businesses are now equipped with a faster and stronger internet connection that will help them compete and succeed in the modern world.”   

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.

“With the blazing speeds delivered by our interNET Extended 25 and 50 packages plus maxTV Stream’s cutting-edge features, residents in these communities are in-store for a major upgrade to their internet and entertainment options,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.

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 300 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.

The further expansions of maxTV Stream along with interNET Extended 25 and 50 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 maxTV Stream and interNET Extended 25/50 communities launching on September 25, 2019

Briercrest Dysart Nuenlage Togo
Bulyea Glenavon Sintaluta Yellow Grass
Craven Marcelin Spy Hill Zenon Park
Creelman Milden St. Benedict  

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