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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2013/06/06 - SaskTel today announced it will launch a new Wi-Fi network in Mosaic Stadium and Victoria Park in Regina to provide a wireless high speed Internet service for the 2013 CFL regular season and 101st Grey Cup festivities - SaskTel.com.
To eliminate interference and accommodate the launch and testing of the new Wi-Fi network, the Saskatchewan! Connected Wireless network in the Regina downtown will be turned down effective July 5th, 2013.
“The new system has been designed for an optimal customer and fan experience,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “The first phase is scheduled to be completed by the first regular season game at Mosaic Stadium and together with cellular improvements will increase capacity by more than ten times.”
SaskTel is currently analyzing the introduction of a new leading-edge Wi-Fi network for SaskTel customers in high traffic locations in the province. Most existing Saskatchewan! Connected locations have very low usage and will not likely be included in SaskTel’s Wi-Fi deployment plans.
Saskatchewan! Connected is a wireless Internet service that is available in certain locations in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert. Due to outdated technology and low usage, the remaining locations in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert are currently under evaluation to be discontinued. The public can provide input regarding the service by emailing SCFeedback[.]sasktel.com.
SaskTel is committed to providing exceptional internet service across Saskatchewan. SaskTel offers a number of affordable internet options - including wireless alternatives available on the largest 4G & 4G LTE network in Saskatchewan and competitively priced wireline High Speed Internet alternatives that allow customers to choose the connection speeds that best meet their needs.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel.com) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 607,000 wireless accesses, 492,000 wireline network accesses, 250,000 internet accesses and 97,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).