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SaskTel provides better cell service in parts of rural Sask. with new towers

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People in certain parts of rural Saskatchewan will benefit from improved cell service after SaskTel announced Wednesday the launch of eight new small cell site towers.

Cell towers were built in Paddockwood, Zenon Park, Theodore, Midale, Semans, Simpson, Spalding, and Lang.

“Our government is committed to ensuring rural Saskatchewan residents, farms, and businesses receive fast and reliable communications services in order to thrive in today’s digital world,” said Don Morgan, the minister responsible for SaskTel.

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“SaskTel’s continued investment in its networks will enable the company to deploy innovative solutions to improve cellular service in rural areas across the province.”

SaskTel has launched small cell site solutions in 31 communities to date and said they are on track to reach 50 communities by the end of March.

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“SaskTel’s continued investment in its networks will enable the company to deploy innovative solutions to improve cellular service in rural areas across the province,” Morgan said.

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Once the first 50 towers are complete, SaskTel will start construction of 41 more small cell site solutions which would be expected to be complete by the end of March 2020.

“The Wireless Saskatchewan initiative has been a significant undertaking for the company and I am proud of the effort displayed by our employees to meet the many challenges of deploying these small cell sites on schedule,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel president and CEO.

“We know our rural customers are wanting improved cellular services and these upgrades will help bolster our network and add capacity to address the ever-growing demand for wireless data.”

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