SaskTel brings faster internet speeds to four more communities
May 26, 2021
SaskTel today announced that residents and businesses in the communities of Elk Ridge Resort, Denzil, Luseland, and Vanguard can now enjoy faster internet speeds with the launch of interNET Extended 25 and 50.
“Our government is pleased with SaskTel’s strong efforts to continue to improve across every corner of the province,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Throughout the pandemic, countless people in Saskatchewan have been working and learning from home, and these internet upgrades have helped tremendously to manage a challenging and unprecedented situation.”
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 of 50 Mbps or faster in over 350 communities province-wide.
“We are proud to be Saskatchewan’s homegrown communications leader, and it’s this pride that drives us to continue to do more than any other provider to ensure the people of our province can connect to what matters most to them. ” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.
The continued expansion of interNET Extended 25 and 50 is a direct result of SaskTel’s commitment to invest $323 million of capital across Saskatchewan in 2021/22 and more than $1.4 billion over the next five years. These investments will ensure that SaskTel customers will continue to enjoy some of the best communication and entertainment services in the world.
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 637,000 wireless accesses, 296,000 wireline network accesses, 286,000 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 3,600 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.