Telus has announced it has plans to invest $715,000 to install a wireless site on Highway 3 between Hedley and Keremeos, part of an ongoing partnership with the B.C. government. Wireless coverage will overlay 13 kilometres of Highway 3, adding to a previous installation last May which covered 14 kilometres on Highway 3A from Keremeos to Kaleden.
Steven Jenkins, TELUS general manager for the Southern Interior. “At TELUS, we are committed to investing in wireless infrastructure in rural areas to bring advanced wireless service to even more British Columbians. This new site will give residents, businesses and travellers through Keremeos and Hedley improved wireless reception to make hands-free calls, and will expand critical access to 911 emergency services, making highway travel safer in this area.”
Telus and the province are working on completing wireless infrastructure as part of the 10-year Connecting British Columbia Agreement signed back in 2011, with goals to connect 1,700 kilometres with wireless service.
Last month Telus announced it would invest an additional $1.6 billion in BC to expand its wireless footprint and more.