The Community Council, Parks Canada and SaskTel signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in mid-December 2017 where SaskTel agreed to have the DSL High Speed Internet service up and running during summer 2018. The construction and internal systems work are complete, and the service became available July 25, 2018. Call 1-800-SASKTEL to book an installation.
Service is via telephone lines to businesses, residents and seasonal residents. For those of you technically inclined, the service will provide 5 Mbps and up to 10 Mbps download speed, plus 640 Kbps and up to 800 Kbps upload speed.
interNet Extended 25 Service in Waskesiu
Residents and businesses in Waskesiu have access to download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Check here for more information.
maxTV Stream is also now available in Waskesiu. Check here for more information.
The Community Responded
It was truly a community effort over much of 2017 to make this happen. For a high speed internet installation to be viable in our seasonal community, it required a combination of businesses, Parks Canada, permanent residents and seasonal residents expressing interest to sign up, in addition to a community capital contribution, dedication to the cause by community organizations and a willingness by SaskTel to negotiate.
Thanks go to the Waskesiu Community Council (special thanks to Jim Kerby), the Waskesiu Seasonal Residents Association (special thanks to Rob Phillips), the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce (special thanks to Gord Bueckert) and Parks Canada (special thanks to David Britton) for their hard work and for financial contributions. Thanks also go to individuals for your donations towards the capital cost and for your expressions of interest in subscribing.
It’s just one more example of what a truly great community Waskesiu really is.
Waskesiu Foundation - Enhancing the Waskesiu Experience
A registered charity supporting recreational, social, cultural and environmental activities that enhance the Waskesiu experience