SaskTel is announcing that 48 communities will be receiving fibre internet as part of the sixth and final phase of their Rural Fibre Initiative.
Once that final sixth phase of the Rural Fibre Initiative is complete, SaskTel says their fibre optic network will reach approximately 80% of all households in the province.
“A key part of our government’s plan to build a stronger Saskatchewan is to invest in the infrastructure that will allow our province to continue to grow and prosper,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Through the Rural Fibre Initiative, SaskTel is expanding their advanced fibre optic broadband network to towns and villages across Saskatchewan, and ensuring more families and businesses have access to the same online resources, tools, and opportunities as those living in larger urban centres.”
SaskTel says that the construction process for those is expected to begin in 2023 and 2024, while anticipating that construction will be completed by March 2025.