Share:

TELUS Internet 250 Launches in Penticton, Naramata and West Bench

Share:

TELUS has launched Internet 250 in Penticton, Naramata and West Bench, now offering customers 250 Mbps upload and download speeds. The upgrade is part of the company’s $26.5 million investment promise last year to connect over 90 per cent of the region with fibre optic. TELUS says a complete rollout is slated by the end of 2017.

Tony Geheran, TELUS Executive Vice-President and President of Broadband Networks, said in a statement, “As technology evolves, the network we are building today will be equipped to keep pace and offer even faster speeds. This places Penticton, Naramata and West Bench at the forefront of the digital revolution, and gives the communities a true competitive advantage.”

TELUS says it is knocking on doors in the area to get residents to connect to their fibre network, for free, with no obligation to sign up for TELUS services once the installation is finished. The company claims direct fibre “can increase the value of a home by up to three per cent.”

Penticton, Naramata and West Bench also have 4K TV from TELUS, with 4K PVRs available free on two-year contracts.

TELUS says over 50 communities in B.C. now have PureFibre network access, as part of the company’s $4.5 billion investment pledge in BC from 2016 to 2019.

Share:

  • StarTurtle

    Even at $5 more to move from Internet 150 to 250. We struggle to find things that truly take advantage of the Internet 150 in my shared usage household. I found that Internet 50 was quite sufficient for multiple instances of multimedia use including Netflix and YouTube and more. Anyone else finding we’ve reached the point of diminishing returns?

  • There’s nothing better than surfing Facebook with Shaw’s Internet 150, am I right?! 😉

  • SmokeJV

    I recently switched to Telus Fibre 150 and love it. It’s not meant to help with normal day to day tasks, it’s meant for downloading things fast. I love that I can download a 4 GB movie to my phone in like 4 minutes. So if I need a movie I can do it and get it done very promptly.

    Also with steaming 4K, it allows you to stream 4K and doesn’t really impact your speeds for anyone else in the house for their browsing.
    So yes, for about 80% of your tasks I don’t notice a difference, but when I need it for that 20%, it’s great. So it’s up to you if you want to pay for that convenience of downloading things fast.

  • StarTurtle

    I agree but do you see a need to go to 250 if it’s offered for $10 or $5/month under Telus’ nickle and diming technique to offer a little bit more for a little bit more perpetually?

  • SmokeJV

    For me, no 150 Mbps is totally fine for me. But I guess depending on what you do normally you may want it. Big cities get Gigabit speeds and people buy it. So whether or not you need it they’ll market it. But you just need to be smart on what would be ‘best’ for your situation. Like you said 50 Mbps is fine for you, so you’re smart and don’t pay more money for something you don’t need.

  • sukisszoze

    Telus, step up with your upgrade to Victoria..still no 150 offering 🙁

  • Ron

    Shaw is totally old school, and caps their uploads. Internet 150 with 15mbps uploads sucks balls. Telus is completely unrestricted @ 250/250. Shaw TV receivers suck even more (even their new Gateway system). Still using old copper coax cables. Telus TV, Internet, and their new PureFibre network is far superior in every way.

  • Anon

    Do you know if Telus is capping torrent downloads?

  • Anon

    If you do a lot of torrent downloads (or any large file upload/downloads, blu-ray movies, 50GB games, etc.) or stream at 4K, you will immediately notice a difference in speed. 250 for browsing the web, is like driving a 4000HP top-fuel dragster and only going 10km/h. The bandwidth is being completely under-utilized.

  • raslucas

    So I BELIEVE the purposes of these ridiculously high speeds is actually to get as many people on it as possible to satisfy the CRTC’s average broadband requirement. If one person has a speed of 250 and 9 people have a speed of 10/.5, what is the average? Calculating download speed, the average of those ten Canadians is 34mbps. Looks impressive on paper doesn’t it?

  • raslucas

    I wouldn’t say every way. in my area in Vancouver, I have never had Shaw’s network drop, but Telus’ has happened once to me, and two other times to my neighbours when I was still with Shaw. I doubt that’s related to the Finer vs Coaxial, but the networking nodes themselves that they connect to.

Deals