SaskTel Continues to Expand LTE Coverage in Rural Saskatchewan

March 13, 2017 by
 
 
SaskTel has been busy executing their plan to invest over $300 million in capital into Saskatchewan throughout 2016 and 2017, and another $1.4 billion through until 2021. Most recently, 146 towers that serve rural communities across Saskatchewan have been upgraded to LTE coverage. Locals now have access to speeds up to 10 times faster than on the older 4G network. Southern Saskatchewan is now up to speed, and 92% of the province as a whole. Full coverage is expected by next month.
 
"Our government understands the unique challenges Saskatchewan's rural areas face and enhanced cellular service will provide rural customers with a valuable tool for continued success in today's world of commerce,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.
 
Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO said, "SaskTel is committed to investing in infrastructure that will position the company to lay the groundwork for future network enhancements, such as the introduction of Voice over LTE (VoLTE). We understand that rural customers want access to the highest speeds available and we are working hard to deliver a world class cellular network in all rural areas.” 

Full list of most recently upgraded towers:
 
Alameda Corning Humboldt Norquay Spy Hill
Annaheim Crooked Lake Imperial Ochapowace IR St. Louis
Antler Crutwell Insinger Odessa St. Walburg
Arborfield Cudworth Invermay Ogema Star City
Archerwill Cupar Ituna Osage Stockholm
Arcola Dana Katepwa Outram Storthoaks
Beaufield Debden Kawacatoose FN Oxbow Sturgeon Lake (Deer Ridge)
Benson Denholm Kelvington Pangman Sturgis
Bertwell Dinsmore Kenosee Lake Pasqua Lake Tisdale
Bienfait Domremy Kipabiskau Park Peebles Tobin Lake
Big River Duck Lake Kipling Preeceville Vibank
Big River IR Dysart Lake Alma Punnichy Wadena
Biggar Edenwold Lampman Qu'Appelle Waldron
Birch Hills Edgeley Langbank Quill Lake Wapella
Blaine Lake Endeavour Lanigan Radville Warmley
Blewett Englefeld Lashburn Raymore Watrous
Bowlby Lake Esterhazy Leask Red Deer Hill Watson
Brendenbury Estuary MacDowall Redvers Wawota
Bruno Etomami Macklin Reserve Westbend
Buchanan Fairy Hill (Piapot IR) Maidstone Reward White Bear
Calder Fishing Lake IR Manor Ridgedale Wilcox
Cando Foam Lake Maryfield Roche Percee Wilkie
Canora Fort Pelly McLean Rose Valley Wishart
Canwood Fort Qu'Appelle Meacham Rosthern Wynyard
Carnduff Foxdale Melfort Saltcoats Yellow Grass
Carrot River Francis Midale Sandy Beach Yellow Quill First Nation
Ceylon Gainsborough Milestone Serath  
Charette Lake Goodwater Minton Shellbrook  
Coleville Hazel Dell Montmartre Southey  
Colfax Hirsch Naicam Spruce Home  
 
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)." - From SaskTel.com

Sources:  SaskTel  |  SaskTel Twitter


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