SaskTel to light up FTTP network in Prince Albert

SaskTel has set the residential community of Prince Albert as the next target for its infiNet fiber to the premises (FTTP) service.

The service provider has begun preliminary construction work in the city with some customers set to get access to the network beginning in the spring. It expects to deploy FTTP throughout all residential areas of the city within a year.

This latest FTTP build out is part of SaskTel's broader $800 million FTTP program, which will bring fiber-based broadband services to homes and upgrade its existing copper network in nine of the province's largest urban centers: Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford and Prince Albert.

Over its current FTTP network, SaskTel is offering six tiers that offer a range of download speeds of 2 Mbps and up to 100/20 Mbps and 260/60 Mbps.

Pricing for the FTTP offerings, including the higher end tiers, are competitive.

Eligible users can get the Mach I infiNET 100 Mbps tier for $94 a month and the Mach II 260 Mbps tier for $132 a month. To attract new subscribers to the Mach I service, SaskTel is offering the service for a promotional price of $18 for three months.   

In the more rural areas it serves, the telco has created a broader $55.4 million, seven-year program to improve broadband availability in the rural areas it serves. This program will enable them to increase DSL speeds over its existing copper networks from 5 to 10 Mbps.

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