No date set for fibre-optic internet service in Humboldt: SaskTel

HUMBOLDT — High speed fibre-optic internet is still coming to Humboldt, but the company installing the service has no firm date when that will happen.

“SaskTel remains committed to bringing infiNET to the residents of Humboldt as soon as possible, however we do not have an estimated time of when the service will launch,” said a statement from the telecommunications crown corporation.

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The original plan was to launch fibre optic internet services in March 2020 in Humboldt, Melfort, Tisdale and Nipawin. Parts of Melfort have had the service since February.

The cause of the delay in Humboldt was due to new guidelines around the amount of weight wooden poles holding power and telephone lines can support. SaskTel and SaskPower worked together to upgrade the wooden pole system where necessary.

“The infrastructure upgrade to address the issue with the wooden poles is near completion, which will help assist us with our continued upgrade,” SaskTel said.

Fibre-optic internet is still scheduled to be installed in Tisdale and Nipawin after work is done in Humboldt, but SaskTel said they don’t have a definitive date.

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