Coronach residents have witnessed a flurry of activity in town over the past months.
The same crew was in town twice, digging trenches and working on communication lines.
The first work was in preparation for Access Communications who in a letter to current customers explained that they are upgrading their cable infrastructure.
According to the letter, the upgrades "will provide significant new capacity and will allow Access Communications to add new channels and services using the latest technologies."
The crews working in town the October 5 - 9 week were doing work for SaskTel. They were installing fibre optic cable to the Coronach School, Coronach Library and the Coronach Health Centre.
Michelle Englot, from SaskTel explained that this work is part of the November 2008 announcement by the Government where they committed $90 million to SaskTel for $129 million in rural service improvement that includes improving high speed, expanding CommunityNet and building 50 new cell phone towers.
In November 2008, the government pledged to expand the functionality of the existing CommunityNet network of 256 towns by doubling the speeds to institutions at the same rates and to add approximately 90 new communities to the CommunityNet network.
Englot explained, "we are ploughing fibre all over the province. We are expanding our network across the province to increase internet speeds in CommunityNet locations which would bring increased speeds to the school, library and health centre in Coronach."
Cell customers in Big Beaver continue to wait for the crews to pull in to install their cell tower that was promised for this year.