SaskTel Launches InfiNET Internet in Town of Kindersley

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SaskTel announced on Wednesday most homes and businesses in the Town of Kindersley now have access to its infiNET high speed internet service, part of the crown corporation’s $100 million Rural Fibre Initiative.

“The investment SaskTel made to upgrade its broadband infrastructure will help strengthen Kindersley’s local economy and create a more prosperous future for the residents and businesses there,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel, in a statement.

“As Saskatchewan’s homegrown communications leader, we are firmly committed to providing the people of our province the advanced communications technologies and services they need,” added Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “With infiNET service now available throughout most of the community, our customers in the Town of Kindersley are better equipped than ever to connect to the world around them.”

InfiNET service offers speeds close to a Gigabit per second says SaskTel The following towns have access to the service through the following phases:

  • Phase 1 – Balgonie, Biggar, Langham and Pilot Butte. Construction is over 95% complete.
  • Phase 2 – Kindersley, Meadow Lake, and Rosetown. Construction is over 95% complete in Kindersley and will soon begin in Meadow Lake, and Rosetown.
  • Phase 3 – Canora, Carlyle, Esterhazy, Fort Qu’Appelle, Hudson Bay, Indian Head, Kamsack, La Ronge, Lumsden, Maple Creek, Moosomin, Shaunavon, Watrous, and Wynyard. SaskTel plans to begin construction in a number of these communities in 2022.
  • Phase 4 – Assiniboia, Buffalo Narrows, Caronport, Carrot River, Dalmeny, Davidson, Dundurn, Foam Lake, Gravelbourg, Gull Lake, Île-à-la-Crosse, Kipling, La Loche, Lanigan, Macklin, Osler, Outlook, Oxbow, Preeceville, Regina Beach (including Buena Vista and Kinookimaw), Rocanville, Shellbrook, Unity, and Wadena. SaskTel plans to begin construction in these communities in 2023.

SaskTel says it plans to invest over $1.5 billion in capital throughout the province over the next five years, to “ensure Saskatchewan families and businesses continue to have access to some of the best communication and entertainment services available anywhere in the world.”