REGINA — SaskTel has announced efforts to boost its investment in the province’s Wireless Saskatchewan initiative by more than $70 million.
The funds will mean 74 new macro cell towers in underserved rural and resort communities by early summer 2021.
This brings the total investment in rural connectivity over the last three years to more than $107 million.
Wireless Saskatchewan started in 2017 as a multi-phase initiative designed to increase connectivity in more rural areas in the province.
Once this final phase of the program is complete, SaskTel’s wireless network will grow to include approximately 1,000 cell towers provincewide.
“We are very proud to continue expanding our cellular network to more rural communities, increasingly busy highway corridors, and resorts to provide world-class wireless services,” SaskTel president and CEO Doug Burnett said in a press release. “These new towers will help to bolster and add capacity to our network so that we can continue to meet the ever-growing demand for wireless data.”