SaskTel has announced that they have hit the halfway point on their 5G network rollout program.

That's been expanding the reach of 5G services through the more rural areas of the province, including to rural villages and highways here in the southeast.

“Our government is thrilled with the progress SaskTel has made in bringing the amazing speed and power of its 5G network to the people of Saskatchewan,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “For individuals and families, the rollout of SaskTel’s 5G network means enhanced connectivity and greater access to important services and opportunities. For businesses, 5G is a gateway to innovation, enabling more efficient operations, increased productivity, and new opportunities for growth.”

In their release, SaskTel says that they have more than 520 cell sites around the province with coverage for 85 per cent of residents.

Included in the most recent announcement are area communities such as Englefeld, Lake Lenore and LeRoy.

"This milestone marks a significant step forward in our ambitious deployment of 5G and further demonstrates our unwavering commitment to being the best at connecting our customers to what matters most to them,” said Charlene Gavel, SaskTel President and CEO. “While we are excited with our progress so far, we recognize this is just one of many milestones in our ongoing journey to build a brighter and more connected future for our customers and province as a whole.”

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