Today, SaskTel announced that they will be improving their 4G LTE service in 43 rural communities across Saskatchewan. This is a part of Phase 2 of the government’s four-phase plan to enhance cellular and internet service to rural communities.
In a statement, SaskTel’s Acting President and CEO Doug Burnett said:
“Today’s announcement further demonstrates our commitment to deliver world-class communications services to our customers throughout the province. These upgrades will help bolster our network and add capacity to address the ever-growing demand for wireless data.”
In a statement, the Minister responsible for SaskTel said:
“Our government understands that having access to fast and reliable communications services are vital in today’s digital world. This most recent round of wireless upgrades from SaskTel will greatly benefit many residents, farms, and businesses who call rural Saskatchewan home.”
The upgrade to all 43 rural communities will be completed by March 31, 2019. Phase 2 will be gaining an additional 57 locations within the coming weeks.
If you are interested in the entire four-phase initiative, see SaskTel’s full news release from December 2017.