Prince Albert to Receive SaskTel infiNET in 2014

  • Sasktel
REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - SaskTel (Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation), a full service communications provider, announced that infiNET, SaskTel’s new fiber optic network, is coming next to the residential community of Prince Albert. Preliminary construction work has begun in Prince Albert, and customers can expect to have infiNET available to their homes starting in spring 2014, with fiber optics projected to be deployed to all residential areas of the city within a year.

"SaskTel has a proven record of exploring emerging technologies and providing the people of this great province with access to the best technology available," said Minister Responsible for SaskTel, Don McMorris, "SaskTel continues to show commitment and leadership by building world-class networks that enhance the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people."

"infiNET will future proof SaskTel's network by allowing upgrades for future speed increases without the need to replace the fibre optics," said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "infiNet features revolutionary speeds that will allow our customers to transfer files, download movies and music in a fraction of the time, have uninterrupted video streaming and online chat."

infiNET is being deployed through SaskTel’s Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) Program, a $670 million dollar investment to deploy fiber optics directly to homes and upgrade the broadband network in the nine largest urban centers in the province, Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford and Prince Albert.

infiNET offers HD programming and digital TV recording delivered to every set-top box in the home.

  • Connect up to 7 set-top boxes – all with HD and PVR capabilties

  • Record a show on one TV and watch it later in another room

  • Get more bundling options for maxTV with even faster Internet speeds

infiNET provides amazingly fast speeds – up to 260 Mbps downloading and 60 Mbps uploading – the fastest available in Saskatchewan.

  • Upload and download data, movies, music, and more in a fraction of the time

  • Stream HD movies, play games, and video chat without freezing, pixelization, or dropped connections

  • Get unlimited downloading with no overage fees


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