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About AccessOur OrganizationHistory

Serving Communities Since 1978

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.
 

Connecting Saskatchewan for over 40 years.
 

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. 

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 AccessNow TV, 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.