SaskTel Announces $50 Million Rural Fibre Initiative to Expand infiNET Service
SaskTel has just announced the launch of its new $50 million Rural Fibre Initiative, a multi-phase project that will bring SaskTel’s blazing fast infiNET broadband service to approximately 30,000 households and businesses in over 20 rural Saskatchewan communities over the next four years.
The first phase of the Rural Fibre Initiative will be focused on the communities of Balgonie, Biggar, Langham, and Pilot Butte. SaskTel anticipates infiNET service will be available to the majority of residents and businesses in these communities by March 2022.
Additionally, work is in progress to confirm the communities to be included in phase 2 of the Rural Fibre Initiative, with a formal announcement expected to be made later in 2021.
“As Saskatchewan’s homegrown communications leader, SaskTel is firmly committed to connecting the people of Saskatchewan,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President, and CEO.
“Through our Rural Fibre Initiative, residents and business owners in many of our smaller communities can continue to confidently build their future knowing they’ll soon have access to the best communications infrastructure available.”
Powered by SaskTel’s fiber-optics network, infiNET service delivers speeds reaching up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps). With advancements in fiber-optics technology, SaskTel will soon deliver internet speeds of up to a Gigabit per second (Gbps) and beyond in the future.