TELUS to Invest $2 Billion in Quebec, Expand LTE Network and More

TELUS says it plans to invest $2 billion in Quebec through 2020 to further extend their communication infrastructure in the province, with $340 million this year alone geared towards expansion of fibre optic to homes and businesses.

The company says “thousands of homes” in Chaudière-Appalaches, Côte-Nord, Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie will get fibre optic, while rural communities such as Lac-au-Saumon, Saint-Léonard and Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard will get the gigabit-enabled network by next year.

François Gratton, Executive Vice-President and President, Business Solutions East and TELUS Quebec, said in a statement “By the end of 2020 TELUS will have invested more than $27 billion in Quebec since 2000.”

Rural areas will continue to get more wireless sites, while 4G LTE and LTE-advanced capacity will continue to be extended, “even into Montreal’s metro”. TELUS, Bell, Rogers and Vidéotron are currently are sharing the $50 million cost of expanding wireless sites to the Société de transport de Montréal.

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  • Ryan Goodfellow

    So let me get this straight. If they invest $27 billion between 2000 and 2020, and $2 billion between 2016 and 2020, that would mean they invested $25 billion between 2000 and 2015, which works out to an average $1.67 bln/year. Compare this with $0.5 bln/year between 2016 and 2020. I guess a press release that says “we are going to cut average investment by almost $1bln per year” doesn’t sound as flashy, huh?

  • johnnygoodface

    Internet Centre-du-Québec, pleeeeeease