SaskTel Announces $4 Million LTE Wireless Upgrades for Rural Saskatchewan

SaskTel has announced it will upgrade 35 wireless towers throughout rural Saskatchewan, part of a nearly $4 million investment, set to to be completed by the end of March 2018. The upgrades will see LTE capacity increase by 20% to 100%.

Here are the wireless towers set to be upgraded to LTE:

  • Allan
  • Kenaston
  • Arcola
  • La Ronge
  • Bell Plaine
  • Lemberg
  • Birch Hills
  • Little Pine
  • Blackstrap
  • Maidstone
  • Blewett
  • Maple Creek
  • Coronach
  • Marshal
  • Crutwell
  • Maymont
  • Dubuc
  • McLean
  • Dundurn
  • Norquay
  • Estrehazy
  • Oxbow
  • Fort Pelly
  • Pasqua Lake
  • Gallivan
  • Red Deer Hill
  • Hague
  • Rosthern
  • Hanley
  • Southey
  • Hubbard
  • Spruce Home
  • Kamsack
  • Stoughton
  • kamsack (Highway 57 East)

“Our government understands that having access to fast and reliable communications services are vital in today’s digital world,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel, in a press release. “This most recent round of wireless upgrades from SaskTel will greatly benefit a number of residents, farms, and businesses who call rural Saskatchewan home.”

SaskTel says these upgrades are part of the crown corporation’s $300 million plus investments in the province’s capital, earmarked for 2017-18.

In related news, according to CTV Regina, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is reconsidering legislation which would allow 49% of Crown corporations to be sold, but not to be considered privatization, again hinting part of SaskTel could be up on the table.

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