The communities are: Makaoo First Nation, Seekaskootch First Nation, Piapot First Nation, Little Pine First Nation, Mosquito First Nation, Witchekan Lake First Nation, Keeseekoose First Nation, and the Key First Nation.
This expansion is part of an initiative that was first announced in 2010, aimed at providing High Speed Internet service and 4G coverage to 28 First Nations communities in Saskatchewan.
“We have always believed in the importance of all Saskatchewan people benefitting from having access to the most powerful and extensive communications network available,” said Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “With increased access to technology, residents of these communities will be able to take advantage of numerous educational and business opportunities that were not available to them before.”
“We are very excited to be able to expand this world class network to 8 more First Nations communities,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO,“and would like to thank our partners, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and the Saskatoon Tribal Council for their ongoing contributions to this important project.”
SaskTel High Speed Internet service provides a superior user experience over dial-up, allows simultaneous phone and online access, unlimited internet access and downloading, spam and email virus filtering, 24/7 helpdesk support and installation- all included for one low price.
Local Authorized SaskTel Dealers have full coverage information and service details, or customers can visit sasktel.com/internet or call 1 800 SaskTel (1 800 727 5835).
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel.com) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.45 million customer connections including over 600,000 wireless accesses, 528,000 wireline network accesses, 230,000 internet accesses and 95,000 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 4,100 employees.