Today, Telus has announced that they have invested $620,000 to bring wireless service to a six kilometer stretch of Highway 97 in British Columbia.
The Canadian wireless carrier has partnered with the Province to bring wireless service between Monte Lake and Monte Creek in Kamloops, British Columbia. Telus general manager Bert Braybrook said:
“We recognize the growing demand for wireless services while on the road, particularly in remote areas where quick access to 911 is critical in the event of an emergency. TELUS is happy to bring more wireless coverage to this stretch of Highway 97, especially during the busy travel season when many families plan summer road trips throughout our beautiful Interior.”
The investment comes as a part of a $2.8 billion project, which is set to unfold over the next ten years, to bring wireless service to over 1,700 kilometers of highway. Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kamloops-South Thompson Todd Stone said:
“As someone who used to work in the tech sector, I know how important it can be to stay connected. Bringing connectivity to this stretch of highway will be great for residents and also for tourists, who can use their mobile devices to learn more about our beautiful region – as long as it’s passengers, and not drivers, using these services of course.”
Over the next several years, Telus will be working hard to expand its infrastructure and expand the reach of its wireless service.