Telus invests 2.5 million in Hope

Infrastructure upgrades and new facilities in Hope are on the agenda with Telus' recent monetary commitment

  • May. 5, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Significant investment will connect more homes and businesses directly to TELUS Fibre, increase wireless speeds and capacity, enhance high-speed Internet and help deliver better healthcare solutions

TELUS will invest $2.5 million in new infrastructure and facilities in Hope this year to connect more homes and businesses directly to TELUS’ gigabit-enabled fibre optic network; increase wireless capacity to meet growing demand, and to improve the reach, speed and capacity of TELUS’ high-speed Internet service.

“Our massive fibre optic network build in Hope is nearing completion, and many residents and businesses are already taking advantage of the enhanced Internet speeds up to 150 Mbps,” said Jordon West, TELUS Director of Customer Solutions Delivery for Hope.

“Our work this year builds upon work we’ve done across the community in years past, laying the communications backbone for residents and businesses in Hope to thrive now and for generations to come.”

This significant investment is part of TELUS’ commitment to invest $4.5 billion in British Columbia through 2019 to extend fibre optic infrastructure directly to thousands of homes and businesses in rural and urban communities, further strengthen wireless service, and support key services including healthcare and education with new technologies.

By the end of 2019, TELUS will have invested $51 billion in British Columbia since the year 2000.

“This is really great news. TELUS has already invested millions in Hope over the past few years and now they’re investing more, recognizing the area’s present needs, but also Hope’s promise for the future,” said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness. “TELUS is a world class company that believes in the economy of Hope, and that’s a very good sign.”

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