5G coverage has expanded further into the southeast with new service for a variety of locations.

30 additional cell sites in total were part of the announcement, serving rural communities and highway corridors across Saskatchewan.

In the southeast, that includes expansions into Moosomin, Boundary Dam, and other communities.

"Our government is pleased that more families and businesses who live and work in rural communities now have access to the same wireless network and technologies as those in our larger urban centres,” said Alana Ross, MLA for Prince Albert Northcote, “The efforts being put forward by SaskTel to expand their cutting-edge wireless and fibre networks across the province will help improve the quality of life and drive economic activity in all corners of Saskatchewan."

Currently, SaskTel's 5G network can deliver data speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabits per second, and they company says as the network matures it will provide significantly faster speeds.

Other future benefits of 5G will include larger network capacity and ultra-low latency.

“At SaskTel, we’re firmly committed to being the best at connecting our customers to the world,” said Charlene Gavel, SaskTel President and CEO, “The continued rollout of our 5G network will strengthen the technological foundation of our province and help support the development of exciting innovations that have the power to transform nearly every aspect of modern life.”

SaskTel has more 5G expansions for rural areas and highways planned in the future for Saskatchewan.