Telus announced the investment of $34.5 billion in network infrastructure, operations, and spectrum across Alberta and British Columbia over the next four years and has committed to investing $70 billion overall across Canada by 2026.
“This generational investment in Alberta and B.C. is a true demonstration of Telus’ long-standing commitment to improving the lives of Canadians by connecting communities from coast-to-coast with our world-leading wireless 5G and PureFibre networks,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of Telus. “Our broadband technology is supporting critical, transformational change in respect of enabling online healthcare, education and teleworking flexibility, and accelerating Canada’s digital economy and society for heightened productivity, competitiveness and human welfare outcomes in the post-pandemic period. Importantly, through our investment, we are supporting the social and economic vibrancy of Albertans and ensuring that every member of our society has access to the technology that yields the opportunity to realize their full potential.”
These significant investments include:
- Connecting nearly 1 million homes in Alberta
- Connecting over 1.6 million homes in B.C.
- Delivering 5G to Remote Communities
- 5G Core and Multi-Access Edge Computing
“This is excellent news for the province of Alberta. Ensuring that all Canadians have access to reliable, high-speed Internet has become increasingly important, and this investment from Telus will help create jobs, connect Albertans, and contribute towards building an environmentally sustainable Canada,” said Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development. “Through initiatives like the Universal Broadband Fund, the Government of Canada is proud to partner with its provincial counterparts and Internet Service Providers like Telus to ensure that every Canadian from coast to coast to coast can be connected to high speed Internet.”