Today SaskTel, Saskatchewan’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider, announced that 8 new rural communities will be able to enjoy the benefits of SaskTel high speed Internet service by mid 2016.

The new developments include deploying high speed basic Internet, with download speeds of up to 5 Mbps in Craven, Good Spirit Lake, and Madge Lake.

High speed basic and advanced Internet service with download speeds of up to 10 Mbps will be available to customers in Riverhurst, Frobisher, St. Benedict, Minton, and Alvena.

Adding to the news, SaskTel has announced that the additional 19 communities will have  access to even faster Internet service by the end of 2016 with the  launch of high speed advanced Internet in these areas, with download speeds of up to 10 Mbps: Davidson,  Waldheim, Ogema, Frontier, Loon Lake, Debden, Codette, Rhein, Weldon, Rapid  View, Shaunavon, Hudson Bay, Grenfell, Fort Qu’Appelle, Regina Beach, Buena  Vista, Kenosee Lake, Macklin, and Unity.

Jim Reiter, Minister Responsible for SaskTel, explains the expansion:

“Rural Saskatchewan continues to experience unprecedented growth. By providing these communities with access to improved high speed Internet, our government is opening up doors for entrepreneurs (who) want to live outside of our major centers but still need access to how business is done in the world today.”

For more information or to subscribe to DSL high speed service, customers can visit any SaskTel Authorized Dealer or SaskTel Store, , or call 1-800-SASKTEL (1-800-727-5835).