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SaskTel delivering faster internet to Big River, Rocanville and other communities


January 10, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

January 10, 2011

As part of the Rural Infrastructure Program, SaskTel high-speed internet customers in eight communities are receiving higher download speeds after a recent upgrade. SaskTel has increased the maximum download speed in Big River, Canwood, Debden, Prud’Homme, Qu’Appelle, Rocanville, Shellbrook and Stockholm from 1.5 Mbps to 5 Mbps.

“Saskatchewan residents continue to benefit from SaskTel’s ongoing
investment in its advanced network,” said Bill Boyd, minister
responsible for SaskTel. “This upgrade will deliver an enhanced internet
experience to SaskTel customers in communities across the province.”

Customers began receiving the higher speeds automatically, and
high-speed internet charges will not increase as a result of this
upgrade. This upgrade is part of a larger initiative to upgrade more
than 220 high-speed internet basic communities by the end of 2011.

“SaskTel is pleased to provide improved high-speed internet access to
rural communities across the province at no additional charge to our
customers,” said SaskTel president and CEO Ron Styles.

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. (SaskTel) is a leading
full-service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.15 billion
in annual revenue and more than 1.4 million customer connections. In
addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project
consulting in countries around the world.

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