More LTE Network Upgrades coming to Rural Saskatchewan

September 2, 2017 by
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After less than a year since SaskTel wrapped up a massive LTE expansion in Saskatchewan, another $4 million in upgrades has been announced. 35 more wireless towers are scheduled to have their LTE capacity upgraded by 20% to 100% before April 2018.

Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel said, "Our government understands that having access to fast and reliable communications services are vital in today’s digital world. This most recent round of wireless upgrades from SaskTel will greatly benefit a number of residents, farms, and businesses who call rural Saskatchewan home.”

"Today’s announcement further demonstrates our commitment to deliver world-class communications services to our customers all throughout the province. These upgrades will help bolster our network and add capacity to address the ever-growing demand for wireless data," said Doug Burnett, SaskTel Acting President and CEO.

SaskTel's LTE network currently covers 99% of Saskatchewan's population.

Full List of Wireless Tower Locations that Will be Getting Upgrades:

Allan Gallivan
Arcola Hague
Bell Plaine Hanley
Birch Hills Hubbard
Blackstrap Kamsack
Blewett Kamsack (Hwy 57 E.)
Pasqua Lake
Coronach Kensaton
Red Deer Hill
Crutwell La Ronge
Dubuc Lemberg
Dundurn Little Pine
Spruce Home
Estrehazy Maidstone
Fort Pelly Maple Creek

About SaskTel:  "SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 617,000 wireless accesses, 389,000 wireline network accesses, 273,000 Internet accesses and 111,000 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 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs)." - SaskTel

Source:  SaskTel 

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