SaskTel expands its entertainment, connectivity footprint

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SaskTel has announced that residents and businesses in Maple Creek and Shaunavon can now enjoy faster internet and the next-generation in television and entertainment with the launch of interNET Extended 25 and 50 as well as maxTV Stream.

“I am pleased to see SaskTel continuing their efforts to bring world-class services to communities across the province, so that our residents and businesses can remain connected to their worlds during these challenging times,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.

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 up to 50 Mbps or faster in in over 320 communities province wide.

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“With the launch of these upgraded internet packages combined with maxTV Stream’s impressive set of features, residents of Maple Creek and Shaunavon can now enjoy some of the best entertainment options and rural internet speeds available today,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.

maxTV Stream combines the best of traditional television with advanced technology and the latest over-the-top (OTT) content from Netflix and YouTube. Available in 360 communities, maxTV stream is setting a new standard for television and entertainment throughout Saskatchewan with innovative features, such as:
•Restart TV – Restart live TV up to 72 hours in the past so you’ll never miss your show again.
•maxTV App – Watch live TV and VOD programming on your smartphone or tablet, anywhere in Canada.
•Built-in applications – Easily access Netflix, YouTube, and more right from your media box.
•State-of-the-art equipment – Control your TV like never before with Bluetooth and voice command technology.

The further expansion of maxTV Stream along with interNET Extended 25 and 50 are a direct result of SaskTel’s commitment to invest $324 of capital across Saskatchewan in 2020/21 and over $1.4 billion through to 2025. These investments will ensure that SaskTel customers will continue to enjoy some of the best communication and entertainment services in the world.