Network Construction

infiNET network construction

Is infiNET coming to your neighbourhood? Great news!

Here’s a little more information about what to expect during the construction process. If you aren’t sure if infiNET is coming to your neighbourhood, find out by using our infiNET availability tool.

Aerial power lines

If you live in an area with aerial power lines, construction is pretty straightforward. First we’ll send you a letter about 4 weeks before we’re about to start construction.

During construction we’ll be working to bring the network to your property line so you’ll see work crews in back alleys and lanes. Crews will be adding the new fibre cable to the existing overhead line, which means they may have to access your yard. The good news is, you won’t need to be at home when the work takes place.

When work is complete, we’ll send you another letter letting you know that you can book an appointment to transfer your SaskTel maxTV and Internet services over to the new network. In most cases it takes about 6 weeks from when the work is complete until we notify you that you can now transfer your services.

Buried power lines

If you live in an area with buried power lines, construction is a bit more complicated because the work needs to be done underground. First we’ll bring the network to your property line in phase one, then bring the fibre right to your home in phase two.

Underground construction: phase one

About 4 weeks prior to phase one, we’ll send you a letter notifying you that construction is starting. To bring the infiNET network to your property line, we’ll need to mark the location of existing utility lines using a temporary spray paint and/or flag markers. If you see these markers in your yard, please leave them in place; crews will remove them when construction is complete. Marking the utility lines is important because the fibre optic cable will run alongside the utility lines.

In some cases, utility lines need to be exposed by digging holes in your yard along the easement to ensure the safe placement of the fibre optic cable. If we have to dig holes, we’ll restore your yard to as close to its original condition as possible when they’re no longer needed.

Underground construction: phase two

During phase two, we’ll be bringing the fibre optic cable from your property line to your home. This work will be done for SaskTel maxTV and / or Internet customers ONLY.

Depending on a number of factors it can be anywhere from a few weeks to 6 months or more before we move onto phase two. We’ll be sure to notify you with a letter about 4 weeks prior to phase two construction starting.

To start, we’ll need to mark the location of existing utility lines like we did in phase one. Once the lines are marked we’ll install another fibre optic cable conduit from the main network (completed in phase one) to the outside of your home.

Like in phase one, once work is complete, crews will remove the utility line markers and restore your yard to as close to its original condition as possible. We understand that this work can be disruptive and we appreciate your patience.

When work is complete, we’ll send you another letter letting you know that you can book an appointment to transfer your SaskTel maxTV and Internet services over to the new network. In most cases it takes about 6 weeks from when the work in phase two is complete until we notify you that you can now transfer your services.

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