SaskTel has announced the next set of communities who will get it’s fibre optic internet service.

24 rural communities will be next up to get the faster internet service, including La Loche, Buffalo Narrows and Île-à-la Crosse.

This is phase four of the provincial company’s upgrades to the it’s fibre optic network.

Phases one and two saw seven other communities receive the faster connection, while phase three is set to begin next year for 14 communities including La Ronge.

Phase four is set to begin in 2022 and is scheduled to be complete in 2023.

(PHOTO: SaskTel. File photo.)