As part of its plans to deploy small cell site solutions in rural Saskatchewan locations for improved 4G LTE services, SaskTel has today announced the addition of seven more rural communities to the project bringing the total to 50 locations.
Enhanced wireless services will be provided to the communities of Pennant, Carievale, Waseca, Val Marie, McTaggart, Macoun, and Laird by March 31, 2019, according to SaskTel.
“Our government had a vision of providing reliable communications services to more rural areas in Saskatchewan and today’s announcement takes us one step closer,” Minister Responsible for SaskTel Don Morgan said. “This most recent round of wireless upgrades from SaskTel will greatly benefit many residents, and businesses in small communities across Saskatchewan.”
SaskTel Acting President and CEO Doug Burnett said that delivering enhanced wireless services to rural Saskatchewan is “a key focus for SaskTel”, while adding that the company is on track to complete these first 50 locations by the end of March 2019.
“Our team has worked hard to deliver on this initiative and we’re pleased to be able to deliver world-class cellular services to more rural areas of the province.”
Meanwhile, details regarding the remaining 50 communities in Phase 2 of the Government of Saskatchewan’s four-phase initiative to provide rural communities with enhanced wireless services have not yet been finalized.