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Saskatchewan towers give internet upgrade to under-served areas

DCN-JOC News Services
Saskatchewan towers give internet upgrade to under-served areas
SASKTEL—SaskTel crews check a tower in the sunlight. The crown corporation recently announced it was beginning the final phase of efforts to upgrade cell services in rural communities by building wireless infrastructure.

ABERDEEN, SASK.—SaskTel is nearing the end of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Wireless Saskatchewan initiative with the launch of the final 10 macro cell towers to be constructed as part of this program. 

The towers bring improved 4G LTE wireless service to previously under-served parts of the province.

The new towers will be built near the communities of Aberdeen (south), Candle Lake, Carrot River (east), East Fairwell, Kuroki, Makwa, Marean Lake, Mount Pleasant, Prince Albert (east), and Shaunavon (southeast). 

“Through Wireless Saskatchewan, SaskTel has greatly expanded their wireless network and significantly improved service for thousands of rural families, businesses, and producers,” said Don Morgan, the minister responsible for SaskTel.  “With more than 1,000 SaskTel cell towers spread throughout the province, Saskatchewan has the best wireless coverage in Western Canada.” 

The Wireless Saskatchewan initiative was first announced in 2017.

It is a multi-phase initiative designed to improve wireless connectivity and high-speed internet services in rural parts of the province. Work has included building small cell sites and installing more than 100 macro towers.

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