The little cable company that could and did!

Before cable TV came to Regina, “change the channel” meant change it to the other one. Either you had an antenna on your roof or you fiddled and fiddled with set-top rabbit ears, desperate to get a clear picture.

In 1974, citizens and non-profit organizations banded together as the Regina Cablevision Co-operative, believing that a cable company could do more than provide entertainment to the community: it could better it. Two years later, they were granted CRTC approval for a broadcast license.

On February 15, 1978, Cable Regina went on the air with one community programming camera, seven channels and 1,400 excited subscribers.

Today, the little cable company that served only one city has grown to provide Internet, TV, Phone and Security monitoring to more than 235 communities and rural areas across Saskatchewan — but that’s not all.

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  • Our Story

    Incorporated in 1974, Access Communications operates as a not-for-profit, community-owned service co-operative. Our members include both community organizations and individuals. In keeping with our mandate, all profits are reinvested in improving the quality and scope of our services.

    Today, we employ over 300 people, with offices and community programming studios in Regina, Estevan, North Battleford, Weyburn, La Ronge, Humboldt, Melfort, Yorkton and Saskatoon. Our operations contribute millions of dollars to the local economies of the communities we serve. Our products have grown for home and business, with Internet, Television, Phone and Security. Through Access7, our community channels, we provide the opportunity for groups to develop programming and broaden their base of exposure.

    Access Communications has been built on a solid foundation of values and a belief in this province. Our core principles continue to be at the heart of our business and have allowed us to become a shining example of a successful, community-owned co-operative.

  • Mission. Vision. Values.

    Our Mission, Vision and Values statement was created in consultation with our staff, board, volunteers, members and communities and provides a framework for how we do business. It serves as a guide for our business decisions and strategies, ensuring that we stay true to the values that have made us strong.

    Mission

    We are a community-owned co-operative dedicated to providing exceptional communications and entertainment services and unique opportunities for local expression.

    Vision

    Delivering unrivaling communications and entertainment services.

    Values

    Integrity
    We live by our belief in honesty, respect and trust in everything we do.

    Employee-Centered
    We enable everyone's involvement, growth and contribution in a challenging safe, and fun environment.

    Customer Focused
    We deliver extraordinary value reliably, dependably and consistently.

    Community Oriented
    We are an integral part of the communities we serve, contributing to their energy and progress.

    Innovative
    We create and embrace change that enhances customer service, the community and our organization.

  • 2018 Co-operative Board of Directors

    The Access Communications Board of Directors is made up of an elected group of community leaders who are dedicated to serve the interests of our co-operative. Each brings a unique expertise and perspective to the organization, and they all share in their commitment to perpetuating our co-operative.

    Strategic planning for the co-operative is not done in isolation; our staff provide valued feedback each year at annual department planning sessions. The Board of Directors works with Access' executive management team to develop the co-operative's business strategies — with a constant focus on the mission, vision and values that are Access Communications guiding principles.

    Left to Right: Brenda Watson (Vice Chair), Patrick Kelly, Doreen Polischuk, James Lainton, Twila Walkeden, David Dekker, Dick DeRyk (Chair), Kama Leier, Hiedi Pearson, Alan Bachynski, Bernadette McIntyre, Dale Ripplinger

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We are open 24/7. Please contact one of our friendly customer service representatives, toll free at 1-866-363-2225; we look forward to answering any questions you may have or assisting you with setting up your new services.