We’re replacing about 600 power poles in 17 communities across Saskatchewan in support of SaskTel’s Rural Fibre Initiative. This will help bring SaskTel’s infiNETTM fibre optic internet service to more rural residents and businesses. 

Why We’re Doing It

Sharing our power poles is the most efficient and cost-effective way to increase access to fibre optic internet services in these communities, while continuing to provide reliable power.

Our Progress So Far

In areas with existing overhead power lines, we’re upgrading power poles so they can structurally support the new fibre cable SaskTel will add. This eliminates the need for SaskTel to install and maintain their own poles.

You may see us working in:

  • Maple Creek – March to April 2022
  • Rosetown – March to July 2022
  • Moosomin – May to July 2022
  • Esterhazy – April to September 2022
  • Indian Head – July to September 2022
  • Carlyle – September to October 2022
  • Watrous – September 2022 to January 2023
  • Lumsden – September to October 2022
  • Fort Qu'Appelle – September to November 2022
  • Hudson Bay – November to December 2022
  • Shaunavon – November to December 2022
  • Canora – November 2022 to April 2023
  • Carrot River – December 2022 to January 2023
  • Macklin – March to April 2023
  • Unity – March to July 2023
  • Wynyard – May to June 2023
  • Kamsack – June to August 2023

To meet your needs, our crews may work outside of these dates.

Minimizing the Impact to You

We’ll stay within the right-of-way as much as we can. But sometimes our crews may need access to your property to perform the work. If this happens, we’ll make sure we’re respectful of our surroundings.

You may also notice disruptions like:

  • construction noise
  • potential road restrictions
  • planned power outages

Disruptions will be kept to a minimum and communicated in advance.

Respecting the Local Environment

We recognize that what we do today impacts our future. For every power project we do, we follow best-practice standards. This helps us protect the environment no matter which stage the project is in. And as with any project, we work hard to reduce our impact and protect the environment.

Benefits to Local Communities

The Rural Fibre Initative will bring SaskTel’s infiNETTM fibre optic internet service to more than 110,000 residents and businesses in over 130 rural communities by the end of March 2025.

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