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SaskTel scores $71M contract with province to bring broadband to 366 communities

News | 04/09/2001 4:00 am EDT

The Saskatchewan government has finalized a $71-million infrastructure and service contract with SaskTel to extend broadband Internet to all communities in the province by 2004. But unlike Alberta’s ambitious $356-million Supernet network (NL, Nov. 6/00), Saskatchewan has opted for a single carrier model in which the Crown-owned telco will own and maintain the provincial backbone facility.

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