A charitable organization supporting recreational, social, cultural and environmental activities that enhance the Waskesiu experience

High Speed Internet for Waskesiu - An Opportunity

Waskesiu has an exciting opportunity to have SaskTel high speed DSL internet services up and running by June of 2018.

What this means

  • The high speed DSL service will be the same as high speed services currently being offered by SaskTel in Saskatchewan’s cities. 
  • Businesses and seasonal residents will have the opportunity to subscribe to wired internet service over telephone lines and can add their own routers for personal wireless internet..

Because Waskesiu is a seasonal community, to make it viable, SaskTel’s business case requires at least 30 full time subscribers plus $105,000 of community capital towards the installation cost.

What has already been done

  • 49 households and businesses have indicated their interest in subscribing full time.
  • 122 seasonal households have indicated their interest in seasonal subscriptions. 
  • Significant financial pledges have been received from Parks Canada Agency, the Waskesiu Seasonal Residents Association, the Waskesiu Community Council, the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce/Hotel Levy Group, and individuals from the community.
  • A follow-up meeting was held with SaskTel in mid-October. Updates were given regarding the numbers of interested subscribers plus community funds raised and pledged. See ‘Next Steps’ below.

Next Steps

  • SaskTel is reviewing the information provided. A further meeting with SaskTel is planned later in November or early December at which time it is expected SaskTel will confirm the credits for the interested business, full-time and seasonal subscribers plus the additional funds required from the community.

How you can help

  • Please make a donation or pledge towards the capital cost of the high speed internet.
  • Thank you to those who have donated. We still need approximately $9,500 as of November 7 towards our $20,000 fundraising target.
  • Donations can be made by credit card using the Waskesiu Foundation’s Online Donation Form. Choose "High Speed Internet" from the Fund drop down menu. Or mail a cheque to the Waskesiu Foundation at PO Box 242, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3K4.
  • Receive a charitable donation receipt from the Waskesiu Foundation for any donation over $25.
  • Pledges can be made using the Foundation’s Contact Form. Indicate the amount pledged and date to be paid.

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