SaskTel to Invest $56.5 Million in Fiber to the Premises

  • Sasktel
SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — SaskTel, an information and communications technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, announced that in 2017-18 it will invest $56.5 million in its fiber-to-the-premises program (FTTP). Bringing infiNET to Saskatchewan consumers is a $670 million twelve-year program announced in 2012 which targets to have 100 percent of homes in the nine major centers in the province passed by 2022. In 2017-18, the FTTP program will pass over 15,000 homes with a focus of connecting 15,900 more customers to infiNET in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Weyburn, Estevan, Yorkton, and Rosthern.

Fiber optics will allow SaskTel to deploy download speeds up to 260 Mbps initially, with the capacity to significantly increase speeds over time. Customers will be able to enjoy faster download and upload speeds which will enhance the online experience streaming video, uploading photos or videos, or participating in real-time gaming and video chat. infiNET will also support up to seven HD capable set top boxes, the ability to combine faster internet speeds with maxTV while improving the TV watching experience.

About SaskTel

Sasktel is an information and communications technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 616,000 wireless accesses, 383,000 wireline network accesses, 275,000 internet accesses and 110,000 maxTV subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of ICT products and services including voice, data and internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data center services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services.

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