Rural Saskatchewan Gets High Speed Internet

Within 3 years all of Saskatchewan will have access to high speed internet access thanks to a new $129 million infrastructure plan, according to the provincial government on Wednesday, November 26th.

Right now we are at 86%, however the coverage will increase to 100% in the next 3 years. And great news for cell phone users, the province is adding as many as 50 new cell phone towers to give 98% of the population access to coverage (up from $96%)

Brad Wall wants to be sure that we can accommodate and be ready for the growth in the province that we have seen and expect to see in the future. The province is providing $90 million to SaskTel for the work while the crown company is providing $39 million.

Expanding the service became a priority for the government so that small businesses, students, and others could all be on equal footing, no matter where they were located in Saskatchewan.

As a Saskatoon real estate agent I am thrilled as this (hopefully) means less dropped calls when I am showing homes outside of Saskatoon and increased safety when selling homes in rural Saskatchewan.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

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