Telus announced today that it has turned the switch on wireless coverage to more than 11 kilometres of Highway 1 between Lytton and Spences Bridge. The $800,000 investment is part of the ongoing 10-year Connecting BC agreement inked with the province two years ago.
“At TELUS, we know how important wireless services are, and continue to make significant investments in our networks for customers here in B.C. and right across Canada,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager for the Southern Interior. “We’ve heard from residents that this stretch of Highway was in need of crucial wireless services. Our significant investment enhances service and allows motorists to make hands-free wireless calls. Most importantly, motorists now have more access to 911 emergency services, making highway travel safer in this area.”
Canada’s #2 carrier plans to invest a total of $3 billion in infrastructure and facility upgrades across British Columbia by the end of 2014. The $800,000 spent on bringing wireless coverage to Highway 1 is part of that investment plan. Telus has already invested $29 billion in operations and technology in BC since 2000.