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2017 news releases
December 19, 2017SaskTel employees support local charities through TelCare donations
SaskTel today announced that its employees donated more than $197,000 to over 75 non-profit organizations across Saskatchewan in 2017.
December 18, 2017SaskTel Expects Another Busy Holiday Calling Season
710,000 calls and 4.5 Million texts expected on December 25th
December 15, 2017SaskTel and CURLSASK partner to broadcast the 2018 SaskTel Tankard and Viterra Scotties provincial c
Today SaskTel and CURLSASK announced a partnership to broadcast live coverage of the 2018 SaskTel Tankard and Viterra Scotties provincial curling championships exclusively on maxTVTM.
December 7, 2017SaskTel Launches High Speed Internet in Kendal
The village of Kendal is the latest rural community set to experience the benefits of SaskTel High Speed Internet. Starting today,
December 5, 2017Improvements to Rural Wireless Communications Services coming soon to Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the launch of a four-phase initiative that will provide rural communities with enhanced access to reliable cellular and high speed Internet services.
November 28, 2017SaskTel staff make large donations to the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Teddy Bears Anonymous
SaskTel today announced an employee driven donation of over 3,500 toys, books, and games to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, and $27,000 to Teddy Bears Anonymous.
October 16, 2017SaskTel launches Phones for a Fresh Start recycling drive as program hits new milestone
SaskTel is excited to announce that its Phones for a Fresh Start program has collected over 100,000 cellular devices since its launch in June 2009.
September 28, 2017SaskTel Launches High Speed Advanced Internet in Fort Qu’Appelle
Today SaskTel announced that it has launched High Speed Advanced Internet in Fort Qu’Appelle.
September 28, 2017SaskTel Launches High Speed Internet in Three More Rural Communities
Today SaskTel announced that it has launched High Speed Internet service in three more rural Saskatchewan communities.
September 27, 2017SaskTel Investing $4.3 million in Wireless LTE Upgrades in 6 Saskatchewan Cities
Today SaskTel announced plans to invest $4.3 million to upgrade the wireless LTE networks serving Moose Jaw, North Battleford (and Battleford), Prince Albert, Swift Current, Weyburn, and Yorkton.
September 13, 2017Faster Internet available in 24 Indigenous and First Nations communities
The residents of 24 Indigenous and First Nations communities throughout the province can now enjoy the benefits of faster High Speed Internet.
September 1, 2017SaskTel Investing $4 million in Wireless LTE Upgrades in Rural Saskatchewan
Today SaskTel announced plans to invest approximately $4 million to upgrade 35 wireless towers spread throughout rural Saskatchewan.
August 31, 2017SaskTel selectWI-FI coming to Mosaic Place and other City of Moose Jaw facilities
Today SaskTel announced that it has reached an agreement with the City of Moose Jaw to bring selectWI-FI to Mosaic Place and 8 other city-run facilities.
August 21, 2017Take full control of your home wherever you go with smartHOME
SaskTel is bringing the next level of home security and automation to Saskatchewan with its new smartHOME service.
July 27, 2017SaskTel releases 2016/17 Corporate Social Responsibility report
SaskTel today announced the release of its 2016/17 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.
July 26, 2017SaskTel brings High Speed Internet to seven new rural communities
Today SaskTel announced that it has launched DSL High Speed Internet service in seven new rural communities throughout southern Saskatchewan.
July 21, 2017SaskTel High Speed Internet now available in Katepwa
The resort community of Katepwa is set to experience the benefits of SaskTel DSL High Speed Internet.
July 18, 2017SaskTel Reports 2016/17 Net Income of $134.8 million
SaskTel today reported 2016/17 net income of $134.8 million and operating revenues of $1,277.2 million.
July 6, 2017infiNET arrives in Yorkton
The City of Yorkton is set to experience the next level in Internet speed as SaskTel unleashes the power of infiNET™, Saskatchewan’s fastest fibre optics network.
June 28, 2017SaskTel launches infiNET in Rosthern
SaskTel today announced that infiNET, Saskatchewan’s fastest fibre optics network, is now launching in some Rosthern neighborhoods.
June 27, 2017SaskTel President and CEO Retires
Ron Styles announced today that he will retire from his position as SaskTel President and CEO effective July 1, 2017.
June 26, 2017infiNET available to over 200,000 Saskatchewan homes
Today SaskTel announced that infiNET™, Saskatchewan’s fastest fibre optics network, is available to more than 200,000 homes and businesses throughout Saskatchewan.
June 20, 2017Faster Internet coming to 46 Indigenous and First Nations communities
Today SaskTel announced plans to upgrade the High Speed Internet service in 46 Indigenous and First Nations communities throughout Saskatchewan in 2017/18.
June 15, 2017SaskTel continues to upgrade wireless service in rural Saskatchewan
SaskTel today announced that rural Saskatchewan is getting another round of wireless upgrades this year to address the ever-growing demand for wireless service.
June 5, 2017SaskTel CDMA Wireless Network Turndown a Month Away
SaskTel today confirmed that it will be turning down its Code division multiple access (CDMA) wireless network July 5, 2017, after which CDMA wireless phones and devices will no longer function.
May 19, 2017SaskTel opposes CRTC Phase-out of local service subsidy
SaskTel today announced its opposition to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) proposed plan (Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-92) to phase-out the local service subsidy regime.
May 19, 2017SaskTel Announces 2017-18 Capital Investment
Today SaskTel announced that it will invest approximately $302 million of capital in Saskatchewan in 2017-2018* and over $1.4 billion through the next five years.
May 10, 2017SaskTel expects Mother’s Day to be busy again this year
SaskTel is expecting another busy Mother’s Day with customers forecasted to make approximately 1,130,000 calls on Sunday May 14th.
March 30, 2017SaskTel completes LTE expansion and boasts largest LTE network in Province
SaskTel today announced it has completed its project to expand LTE coverage throughout Saskatchewan.
March 29, 2017SaskTel bringing next generation IPTV to rural Saskatchewan
SaskTel today announced that it has signed an agreement with Ericsson, a world leader in communication technology and services and one of the leading providers of TV and media products and services, to adopt the Ericsson MediaFirst solution suite to transform maxTV™.
March 13, 2017SaskTel brings LTE to 146 new rural communities
SaskTel today announced it has expanded LTE coverage for the first time to 146 towers that serve rural areas and communities across Saskatchewan.
February 28, 2017SaskTel to expand High Speed Internet access to more rural
Today SaskTel announced plans to expand High Speed Internet to 15 rural communities in 2017/18.
February 21, 2017SaskTel bringing LTE to more Rural communities
SaskTel today announced it has expanded LTE coverage for the first time to 96 towers that serve the rural areas and communities of western and southeastern Saskatchewan.
February 16, 2017Northern Saskatchewan benefitting from Faster Internet
Today SaskTel announced that they have completed upgrading the High Speed Internet service in nearly 2,700 homes across 26 communities in northern Saskatchewan.
February 13, 2017SaskTel concerned with CRTC’s Basic Service Offering decision
SaskTel today expressed concerns that the CRTC recent decision regarding basic telecommunications services plans to phase out the $100M local service subsidy for rural areas in Canada including a $16M subsidy in 2016/17 for rural telephone subscribers in Saskatchewan.
February 6, 2017SaskTel Expands Data Centre Footprint in Regina
SaskTel today announced it has received approval to proceed with purchasing a Tier III Data Centre in White City for $10.7 million.
January 26, 2017SaskTel Tier III Data Centre in Saskatoon now operational
SaskTel today announced its new certified Tier III Data Centre in Saskatoon is now fully operational.
January 25, 2017SaskTel triples Internet speeds in the White Bear resort and White Bear IR
Today SaskTel announced that the residents of the White Bear resort community and the White Bear IR will now be able to enjoy the benefits of faster High Speed Internet.
January 25, 2017SaskTel launches High Speed Internet in Crystal Lake and York Lake
Today SaskTel announced that they have launched High Speed Internet in the resort communities of Crystal Lake and York Lake.
January 20, 2017SaskTel continues to expand LTE in Rural Saskatchewan
SaskTel today announced it has expanded LTE coverage for the first time to 62 towers in rural Saskatchewan increasing speeds in these areas by up to 10 times.
January 20, 2017SaskTel and CURLSASK to offer free live broadcast of SaskTel Tankard and Viterra Scotties Semi-Final and Final Games on SaskTel maxTV™
Today SaskTel announced maxTV customers will have the exclusive opportunity to watch free live coverage of the SaskTel Men’s Tankard semi-final and final on Sunday, February 5, 2017, as well as the Viterra Scotties semi-final and final on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
January 19, 2017Rush and SaskTel maxTV™ announce local TV broadcast partnership
The Saskatchewan Rush Lacrosse Club and SaskTel maxTV announced today a broadcast partnership that designates SaskTel maxTV as the Official Television Broadcast Home of the Rush.
January 17, 2017SaskTel Signs LTE Roaming Agreement for the U.S.
SaskTel today announced it has launched 4G LTE roaming in the United States with AT&T providing up to 10 times faster data speeds than 3G.
January 11, 2017SaskTel reminds CDMA customers of network shutdown
SaskTel is reminding its CDMA customers that effective July 5, 2017, it will be turning down its Code division multiple access (CDMA) network and CDMA devices will no longer function.
January 5, 2017SaskTel Select Wi-Fi is now the Largest Wi-Fi network in Saskatchewan
SaskTel Select Wi-Fi provides SaskTel customers with free and unlimited internet access on over 4100 access points in over 1,700 locations spread across 23 communities in Saskatchewan, making it the largest Wi-Fi network available in the province.
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