SaskTel expands 5G to the Town of Cut Knife and other rural communities
October 24, 2022
Today, SaskTel announced it has expanded its 5G network to the communities of Crooked River, Cut Knife, Quill Lake, and the rural area northeast of Hanley. Delivering hyper-fast data speeds, SaskTel’s 5G network is bringing a new level of wireless connectivity to the residents and businesses of Saskatchewan.
“Today’s announcement is another positive step forward for SaskTel and the work it’s doing to bring 5G to the people of our province,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “With access to SaskTel’s 5G network, residents will be able to enjoy more reliable connectivity and are better equipped to compete and succeed in today’s world.”
To date, SaskTel’s deployment of 5G has been focused on bringing service to Saskatchewan’s largest centres. With the rollout of 5G to these communities and areas, SaskTel has begun an important phase in its 5G program which will provide improved connectivity for rural communities and important Highway corridors throughout Saskatchewan.
“Keeping people connected with the latest technologies is critical to everything we do at SaskTel,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “With our 5G network we’re able to deliver an enhanced wireless experience that will ensure our customers can continue to connect to what matters to them, today and well into the future.”
Powered by Samsung, SaskTel’s 5G network can reach speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) allowing customers to connect faster than ever before. Future benefits of the 5G network once fully deployed will include incredible capacity and ultra-low latency, enabling new use cases for wireless technology that will be the foundation that next-generation innovations will be built upon.
More than a network upgrade, SaskTel 5G will support more data-driven smart solutions for agriculture and other industries that will help to drive economic development and prosperity across the province.
The continued expansion of its 5G network is a direct result of SaskTel’s commitment to invest more than $1.5 billion of capital across Saskatchewan over the next five years. These investments will ensure Saskatchewan families and businesses continue to have access to some of the best communication and entertainment services available anywhere in the world.
In order to connect to its 5G network, SaskTel customers need to be within a 5G coverage area, have a 5G capable device that is certified for use on the SaskTel 5G network, and subscribe to a 5G compatible wireless plan.
For more information about SaskTel’s 5G network, visit www.sasktel.com/5g.
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with approximately $1.3 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including more than 647,000 wireless accesses, 273,000 wireline network accesses, 293,000 internet and data accesses, 110,000 maxTV service subscribers, and 78,000 security monitoring customers. 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 3,300 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.