Access Communications acquires rural internet provider KRAKR

Estevan, SK – Access Communications Co-operative today announced the acquisition of KRAKR Enterprises Inc., a local rural wireless internet provider.

“Access has an important role to play in bridging the rural-urban digital divide,” says Jim Deane, CEO of Access Communications. “This deal will position Access to better serve the underserved areas of our province and expand our rural wireless footprint, all backed by our exceptional customer service and community investment.”

KRAKR Enterprises is based in Estevan and serves customers in southeast and southwest Saskatchewan. The acquisition will add 70 new towers to the Access Communications rural wireless network, bringing the total coverage area to over 200,000 square kilometres in Saskatchewan. The deal will not only also preserve existing jobs but increase the Estevan workforce over the next few months – with additional growth potential for Access Communications’s rural wireless operations in southern Saskatchewan.

“Access’s commitment to community was a key factor in this decision,” said Brandon Rosengren, CEO of KRAKR Enterprises. “Our goal from day one was to deliver leading-edge technology to rural Saskatchewan, to improve the quality of life. And that’s what Access is all about – giving back to the communities they serve.”

With the acquisition, Access Communications will soon offer AccessRural Internet services to the areas surrounding Avonlea, Carlyle, Estevan, Frontier, Gull Lake, Shaunavon, Swift Current, Weyburn, and more. To learn more about AccessRural Internet, visit

About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative began serving customers in 1978 and has grown into one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies. We deliver exceptional communications and entertainment services to over 235 communities and now 200,000 square kilometres of rural areas across our province. As a community-owned, not-for-profit co-operative, our commitment to the community goes beyond providing internet, television, phone, and security services. We dedicate 100% of our earnings to improving the quality of life in the communities and rural areas where we live and do business, primarily through our AccessNow TV community channels, corporate initiatives and fundraising events, and our Children’s Fund charity. 

About KRAKR Enterprises Inc.
KRAKR Enterprises is a leading rural internet service provider in Saskatchewan. Since inception in 2014, KRAKR’s focus has been on providing quality over quantity service to commercial, residential, and agricultural customers throughout the rural southeast and southwest areas of the province. KRAKR has continued to invest and expand its network since 2014 to now include over 75 rural communities providing the speed and quality expected in today’s highly connected world. Learn more at

Media Contact:

Mark Rathwell
Corporate Communications Manager
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306.559.2401

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