Thursday, March 1, 2012

TELUS Announces $3 Billion Investments in B.C.

TELUS announced plans to invest C$3 billion in advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities over the next three years in British Columbia. The money will be spent to expand TELUS’ advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks across the province and the construction of TELUS Garden, a LEED platinum office and residential development in downtown Vancouver .This includes the expansion of the new 4G LTE wireless network from Vancouver to more than four million British Columbians in 20 communities this year alone – close to 90 per cent of the province’s population.

“The economic backbone of our province relies on investment and innovation. TELUS’ $3 billion investment over the next three years will support significant economic and community development in every region of British Columbia,�? said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. “We will continue to expand wireline broadband access to rural and remote communities and deliver the world’s fastest wireless technology to almost 90 per cent of British Columbians by the end of this year. We are building the communications technology and infrastructure that will help B.C. companies compete on the world stage, create local employment opportunities, and advance healthcare and education across the province.�?

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