SaskTel announced that SaskTel infiNET™ service is now available in select neighbourhoods in Meadow Lake as a result of the Crown corporation’s $200 million Rural Fibre Initiative.
Delivering blazing fast internet speeds, infiNET service allows SaskTel customers to take advantage of the latest digital tools and technologies to socialize, learn, access healthcare and government services, and pursue business opportunities online. Launching today in parts of Meadow Lake, SaskTel anticipates the majority of the community will be fibre-ready by the end of July.
“I am extremely pleased with SaskTel’s continued efforts to expand their infiNET network so that residents across the province may benefit from the latest advancements in communications technologies and take full advantage of the opportunities available in the modern world,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.
“The City of Meadow Lake congratulates SaskTel on the launch of its fibre Internet services in our community” said Merlin Seymour, Mayor of the City of Meadow Lake. “The ongoing work to introduce Meadow Lake to fibre infrastructure, and the improved services it will provide, will enhance our residents’ quality of life, help local businesses better serve our community, and make us an attractive target for future economic growth. Thank you to our residents for their continued cooperation as this important work is completed.”
Powered by SaskTel’s fibre optic broadband network, infiNET service delivers internet speeds reaching close to a Gigabit per second (Gbps), allowing subscribers to surf, stream, and share however much content they want at incredible speeds. Plus, the infiNET network has the capacity to grow to support the evolving needs of SaskTel’s customers and increasing popularity of cloud services, video streaming, and smart technologies.
“As the demand for fast reliable internet continues to grow at a rapid pace, we are pleased to bring SaskTel’s infiNET network to the people of Meadow Lake so that they can enjoy the high quality connectivity that our world-class fibre optic network delivers,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.
The Rural Fibre Initiative is a multi-phase program that will see SaskTel invest $200 million to bring infiNET service to over 110,000 residents and businesses living and operating in more than 130 rural communities. Once the announced phases of the Rural Fibre Initiative are complete, SaskTel’s infiNET network, which is already Saskatchewan’s largest fibre optic broadband network, will reach approximately 80% of all households in the province.
The continued expansion of its infiNET and 5G networks is a direct result of SaskTel’s commitment to invest more than $1.6 billion of capital across Saskatchewan over the next five years. These investments will help Saskatchewan accelerate its transition to becoming a smart province and ensure it remains one of the most well-connected regions in the country.