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SaskTel claims first with HDTV over IP initiative

SaskTel says it will be the first provider in North America to commercially deploy High Definition TV (HDTV) as par...


October 17, 2006  


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SaskTel says it will be the first provider in North America to commercially deploy High Definition TV (HDTV) as part of an IPTV offering with the introduction of 27 Max HD channels, one of the largest HDTV line-ups in Canada.

SaskTel’s capital investment in its Next Generation Access Infrastructure (NGAI) program will be $136.5 million in 2006 and an estimated $310 million overthe next five years.

“The network upgrade is bringing fiber optic cable closer to the home and in addition to enabling HDTV, it will result in the ability to provide faster high speed internet connections, more television streams, VoIP technology and other emerging services,” the company said.

Max HD will be available in areas where SaskTel has completed its network upgrade which is on-track for completion by year-end.