Since September 24, 1998, SaskTel's policy has been that customers have the responsibility and cost of maintaining their inside wiring. Effective April 1, 2001, it will become the customer's responsibility to provide the telephone wiring that is typically installed or pre-wired within a home or business during construction or renovation. This includes the wire that is used to connect the telephone service to an external building such as a garage or shop.
On construction of all new single dwelling buildings, customers will be responsible for:
SaskTel will provide the service wire to the telephone service connection box outside of the building on an ongoing basis. Customers applying for telephone service must ensure that the premise telephone wire now extends to the new telephone service connection box.
A customer can perform the work necessary for the premise wire or they may hire an electrician or general contractor. SaskTel will provide the premise wire at our custom work rates if agreed to by the customer.
For more information please see our complete Prewiring Guide and Wiring Standards document.