SaskTel to bring 10 Mbps DSL to 220 rural communities

Sasktel is going to double the DSL speeds it delivers from 5 to 10 Mbps in 220 Saskatchewan communities by the end of next year. This latest deployment drive is part of a broader $55.4 million, seven-year program to improve broadband availability in the rural areas it serves.

In May, Sasktel announced it would spend $1.45 million to bring broadband DSL to 50 new locations in Saskatchewan. Today, the service provider delivers its DSL service to 416 communities and First Nations.

Supporting the upgrade is a new fiber backbone the company will install in North Eastern Saskatchewan.

In addition to expanding its rural DSL base, the service provider is rolling out FTTP services, which it began offering to customers in eight of its largest urban centers via its $915 million Next Generation Broadband Access Program.

The service provider began offering the FTTP services with data speeds of up to 200/60 Mbps to area businesses and residential customers last August under its infiNET brand.

For more:
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