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    Stephen H.
    InfiNET - weyburn and Yorkton before saskatoon/Regina?
    Topic posted December 15, 2016 by Stephen H., last edited December 15, 2016, tagged Internet, maxTV 
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    InfiNET - weyburn and Yorkton before saskatoon/Regina?
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    trying to figure this one out --  Why is Weyburn, MooseJaw, and now Yorkton scheduled to get InfiNET before those of us in the biggest 2 cities in the province?   Are you doing ANY construction for infinet in existing parts of Sktn / Regn?

    This is getting insulting to see.   Living in the largest city in the province and getting lower speeds and Worse MaxTV packages than Yorkton!

     

    edited:  any why does the availability map still only show "Planned 2016"?  is there 0 build planned for 2017?

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    • SaskTel Support

      Hi Stephen,

      The deployment of the fibre optic network is a multi-year program tentatively scheduled to be completed by 2023. 

      There is currently no set schedule as to when infiNET will be installed in a given neighborhood or city. The installation of infiNET is a multi-year program in which all SaskTel DSL customers in the nine major city centres are included for this required network replacement. 

      Locations are identified up to a year prior to installation based on a number of factors including resource availability, cost and ease of deployment, age and quality of the current network as well as current broadband penetration in the area. All of these factors combined may cause delays in the required network replacement in any area.

       The posted online maps provide a general indication as to when fibre construction will take place however due to unforeseen delays related to the late spring and resource shortages in the Saskatchewan market the work in some areas may be deferred to the next construction season. They would be updates as more information becomes available. 

      The best indicator as to when construction will start on your property is when work crews identify the placement of existing utility lines in your yard with temporary spray paint and flags. After your yard has been marked crews should begin work within a couple of days.

      Max TV service packages and internet speeds in Yorkton are exactly the same as any other community in the province with DSL service. There are no tv package differences except for the local news broadcasts in that area. 

       

      Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. ^DB

    • Stephen H.

      >Locations are identified up to a year prior to installation

      so then is there 0 build scheduled for 2017 in saskatoon?  the map of saskatoon Only shows 'planned - 2016' and not anything for 2017.
      2017 starts in 2 weeks.  Surely you have construction plans available for Q1 already.

       

      >Max TV service packages and internet speeds in Yorkton are exactly the same as any other community in the province with DSL service
       

      I do not believe that is correct.
      on fiber served areas, you can have more set top boxes, more HD streams, and higher bandwidth internet.
      this is exactly why your own brochures advertise "maxTV is Better with Infinet!"
      (from the Brochures listed here: http://www.sasktel.com/wps/wcm/myconnect/content/home/maxtv/packages/maxtv+channel+lookup )
      maxTV IS BETTER WITH infiNET
      The entertainment possibilities are endless when you combine maxTV with infiNET. No more fighting over the remote when you can watch maxTV on up to 7 TVs anywhere in your home. You can even record 4 shows at once to watch later. It’s TV on your terms!
      -- and internet at 20, 50, 100mbps as well bundled With max, instead of the what... 8mbps you include w max on copper?


      >resource shortages in the Saskatchewan market
      What resource shortages?   Everyone is laying off skilled workers and slowing down.  it has never been cheaper to hire contractors to trench / plow because they Need the work and Want the money.

    • Stephen H.

      I just want to also add - "Tentative" completion is a useless metric.

      it was "Tentatively" supposed to be completed by 2017 as well, and yet we Still dont have Fiber.