Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Fibre Network: SaskTel bringing infiNET to five new communities

Fibre Network: SaskTel bringing infiNET to five new communities

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SaskTel infiNET™ service, Saskatchewan’s fastest fibre optics network, is coming to Humboldt, Melfort, Melville, Nipawin, and Tisdale. Construction will begin in the coming weeks, with infiNET expected to begin launching in select neighbourhoods in all five communities by the end of 2019.

“Council and I are very excited that SaskTel is bringing this upgrade to Humboldt,” said Humboldt Mayor, Rob Muench. “We live in an increasingly data-hungry culture that relies on bandwidth. Residents and businesses alike are looking for faster, more cost-effective, secure and reliable ways to share information and do business. Upgrading to a fibre optics backbone and connecting homes and offices is a very positive economic influence for our community and for those looking to relocate here.”

“SaskTel’s infiNET network is one of the most advanced and reliable communication networks available anywhere in the world today,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “With this latest expansion, SaskTel continues to deliver the technology and tools that the people and businesses in our province need to compete and succeed in the modern world.”

“With infiNET, our customers will be able to enjoy incredibly fast internet speeds that are unrivaled by anything else in their communities,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “And, as customer demand for bandwidth evolves over time, the fibre optics platform that infiNET is built on will provide us with the flexibility required to quickly grow and meet those demands for decades to come.”

SaskTel’s infiNET service provides amazingly fast and consistent Internet with speeds up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps) download and 80 Mbps upload.

  • Stream movies and videos smoother than ever before
  • Post content and send larger files faster
  • Enjoy unlimited usage with no overage fees

In addition, infiNET also enhances your maxTV experience.

  • Watch HD on up to 7 TVs
  • Record up to 4 programs simultaneously with maxTV PVR
  • Get more bundling options for maxTV with even faster Internet speeds
  • Stream Netflix right on the maxTV set-top box

This infiNET expansion project is part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest $1.4 billion across Saskatchewan through 2023. Investments like these will ensure that Saskatchewan will continue to receive 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 611,000 wireless accesses, 338,000 wireline network accesses, 283,000 Internet accesses and 113,000 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.


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