SaskTel this morning announced the debut of Optimum In-home Wi-Fi, which utilizes numerous Internet access points to create a mesh network in your home.
Customers can manage their Optimum In-home Wi-Fi with an accompanying iOS and Android app, allowing users to see the devices connected to networks, test download speeds, change settings and also manage Wi-Fi networks.
Optimum In-home Wi-Fi is available for SaskTel interNET or infiNET customers, at the cost of $10 per month, which includes one internet gateway and a hard-wired Optimum In-home Wi-Fi Extender. Additional extenders are available at $5 per month for each.
“Firmly cemented as Saskatchewan’s communications leader, SaskTel is once again improving connections across the province with the launch of their new Wi-Fi service,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel, in a statement. “This latest innovation will help families across Saskatchewan fully utilize the bandwidth from their home internet networks, strengthening their ability to connect and participate in the digital world.”
Hardware for Optimum In-home Wi-Fi is from CommScope and its ARRIS HomeAssure line up of residential gateways and wireless extenders, part of an agreement inked last summer, noted the company in an email to iPhone in Canada.
SaskTel says Optimum In-home Wi-Fi is available now to SaskTel Internet subscribers in 460 communities throughout Saskatchewan.