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:
- La Ronge
- Bell Plaine
- Birch Hills
- Little Pine
- Maple Creek
- Fort Pelly
- Pasqua Lake
- Red Deer Hill
- Spruce Home
- 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.