Preliminary construction work has begun and customers will be able to subscribe to infiNET in the spring of 2015.
“SaskTel’s ongoing commitment to providing the people of this province with access to the most revolutionary technology available is evident with this significant network upgrade,” said Kevin Doherty, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “SaskTel continues to demonstrate strong leadership by building world class networks that enhance the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.”
“infiNET will future proof SaskTel’s network as upgrades for future speed increases can be completed without the need to replace the fibre,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “infiNET also provides unprecedented speeds that lets our customers download movies and music in a fraction of the time, and have enhanced video streaming, online chat, and gaming capabilities.”
infiNET is being deployed through SaskTel’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Program, a $670 million dollar investment to upgrade the broadband network in nine urban centers in the province, including Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford and Prince Albert. SaskTel will announce the full details of the commercial availability of infiNET in Swift Current in 2015.
infiNET offers HD programming and digital TV recording delivered to every set-top box in the home.
• Connect up to 7 set-top boxes all with HD and PVR capabilities;
• Record a show on one TV and watch it later in another room;
• Get more bundling options for maxTV™ with even faster Internet speeds.
infiNET provides amazingly fast speeds up to 260 Mbps downloading and 60 Mbps uploading the fastest available in Saskatchewan.
• Upload and download data, movies, music, and more in a fraction of the time;
• Stream HD movies, play games, and video chat without freezing, pixelization, or dropped connections;
• Get unlimited downloading with no overage fees.
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 100,000 maxTV 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).