June 1, 2012
SaskTel today announced the launch of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Internet service with our partner Xplornet. HTS will offer residential and business customers three download speed options: 1.5 megabits per second (Mbps), 3.0 Mbps or 5.0 Mbps.
“The launch of HTS demonstrates SaskTel’s commitment to improving rural broadband,” said Stacey Sandison, SaskTel Chief Marketing Officer. “We are extremely pleased to offer our customers with a cost-effective satellite internet service offering with significantly improved speeds and bandwidth.”
HTS covers the vast majority of the Saskatchewan population. Customers should contact their local Xplornet dealer to find out if they are within the coverage area (see the HTS coverage map for more details). The existing service will still be available to customers who are not in the HTS coverage area.
Customers will not have to purchase equipment with HTS – it will be included with the service and basic installation is free. There will be a one-time activation fee depending upon the contract term (see SaskTel Satellite Internet for details).
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 594,000 wireless accesses, 514,000 wireline network accesses, 234,000 internet accesses and 93,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, national security, 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 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications
Phone: (306) 777-4476