SaskTel has announced that it will invest a total of $2.1 million to improve its wireless network along highway 18 from Estevan to the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border and adjacent communities.
“SaskTel understands that people want to be connected at all times. Enhanced wireless services helps meet that desire for people travelling in the area and residents alike” said Jim Reiter, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “SaskTel has invested and will continue to invest a tremendous amount in rural Saskatchewan.”
The carrier also plans to extend its LTE footprint in Estevan by about 25% and will also increase LTE capacity by the end of summer this year. Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO said the network improvements are customer-centric, hence the focus on the 130 stretch of highway 18 and Estevan.
Earlier last month, SaskTel announced a commitment to invest $331 in capital in Saskatchewan between 2016 and 2017 and $1.4 billion from 2016 to 2021 in order to improve its 4G LTE coverage and other communications services.