SaskTel to Upgrade 35 Rural Communities to LTE by End of Summer

Today, SaskTel announced that 35 rural communities in Saskatchewan are getting upgraded to LTE by the end of the summer.

The Regina-based company intends to enhance the wireless services in the majority of the communities before the Canada Day long weekend. The remaining communities are targeted to be upgraded by the August long weekend.

By adding LTE network carriers on its towers, SasktTel said that it will improve LTE capacity in each of these communities from 20 percent to 100 percent. In a press release, the minister responsible for SaskTel Dustin Duncan, said:

“Our government is committed to investing in the future of Saskatchewan. Today’s announcement is a step forward that ensures the people of rural Saskatchewan have access to the fast and reliable communications services that are required to connect and be successful in today’s economy and into the future.”

In a statement, SaskTel president and CEO Ron Styles said:

“We are pleased to enhance our wireless service in these rural and resort communities so that the people living in them or just visiting for the weekend will be able to stay connected to their lives and the people that matter most to them.”

The network enhancements in 2016 and 2017 are part of the company’s $1.4 billion investment in the province.