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SaskTel investing $70 million in 74 new rural cell towers


REGINA — As the last phase of the provincial government’s Wireless Saskatchewan initiative, Crown corporation SaskTel today announced it plans to invest more than $70 million to build 74 new cell towers in underserved rural and resort communities by early summer 2021. This brings the total investment in rural connectivity under the Wireless Saskatchewan initiative over the last three years to more than $107 million, says the company. Originally announced in 2017, the multi-phase plan was designed to increase connectivity in rural parts of the province. Once the final phase of the program is completed, SaskTel’s wireless network will grow...