Telus to invest $600,000 here this year

TELUS is investing $600,000 in Terrace this year to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks, part of the company’s $670 million infrastructure investment across British Columbia in 2011. This year’s network investment builds upon the $24 billion TELUS has invested in its operations and technology in the province in the last 10 years.

In 2011, TELUS will continue to invest in its Optik TV and high-speed Internet services as it lays thousands of kilometres of fibre optic lines to support growing demand in B.C. The company will also deliver British Columbians access to even better and faster wireless broadband services by installing almost 80 new wireless sites and introducing HSPA+ Dual Cell technology, one of the most advanced wireless technologies in the world.

In 2011, TELUS will also continue to expand its 4G wireless network across B.C. Already the most extensive network in the province reaching 99 per cent of the population, TELUS will install about 76 new wireless sites to bring service to even more rural communities and highway corridors and strengthen its coverage in urban centres. Earlier this year, TELUS announced it will introduce the Dual Cell upgrade to its HSPA+ network, doubling the manufacturer rated peak wireless Internet speeds to up to 42 megabits per second.