TELUS to Invest Another $4.7 billion to Expand Gigabit Fiber and 4G LTE in BC

TELUS to Invest Another $4.7 billion to Expand Gigabit Fiber and 4G LTE in BC Image Credit: TELUS

TELUS announced that it will invest $4.7 billion in new communications infrastructure across British Columbia through 2020, including $1.2 billion this year alone.

This investment will extend the gigabit-enabled TELUS PureFibre network directly to thousands more homes and businesses in rural and urban communities, further strengthen 4G LTE wireless service.

TELUS recently launched two innovative programs to support some of British Columbia's most vulnerable populations. TELUS Internet for Good provides low-income single-parent families receiving income or disability assistance from the provincial government with high-speed Internet service for less than $10 per month, ensuring participating families have access to the countless opportunities the Internet provides, empowering them to reach their full potential in our increasingly digital society.

TELUS Mobility for Good is a pilot program in collaboration with the B.C. Government's Ministry of Children and Family Development to provide young adults transitioning from foster care with a smartphone and fully subsidized TELUS Mobility plan. 

Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS
TELUS has evolved from a regional telephone company with western roots dating back to our nation's infancy into a globally leading telecommunications provider, delivering critical services including next-generation wireless technology such as 4G LTE and 5G, and connecting British Columbians and their homes, businesses, hospitals and schools directly to our gigabit-enabled PureFibre network.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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