People in Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland can now access Telus’ next-generation 5G network.
This is part of the $13 billion the company is putting toward operations and infrastructure in the province through 2024.
Telus said in a release that this investment will contribute to improved health and educational outcomes for British Columbians.
“The significant investments we are making in our world-leading network to rapidly expand our 5G footprint is enabling us to connect the citizens of Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland to the people, resources and critical information they need as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” said Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of Telus. “Now more than ever, Telus is committed to keeping Canadians connected, productive and healthy. Indeed, the ongoing expansion of our next-generation 5G technology is bridging time and distance, allowing residents to live and work in any community without compromising productivity or economic opportunity. Importantly, as we look optimistically toward a period of economic and social recovery, our global leading network will continue to drive the innovation that empowers the diversity and competitiveness of our country’s private sector and improves economic equality in our digital world, helping us answer the most pressing social challenges in health, education and the environment for the benefit of all Canadians.”
Telus has used over $47 billion for technology and operations in British Columbia and almost $240 billion for network infrastructure across the country since 2000.