TELUS to Invest $1.6 Billion in Quebec, Upgrade All Wireless Sites to 4G LTE

TELUS continues to announce its investment plans across Canada, with today touching on how it will invest $1.6 billion in Quebec for new communications infrastructure through 2018.

Part of the investment will see all wireless sites upgraded in the province to 4G LTE, while users will also see completion of underground wireless coverage in Montreal’s métro system in partnership with the STM. Over the next four years, fibre optic networks will also be extended to homes and businesses.

François Gratton, Executive Vice-President and President, Business Solutions East and TELUS Québec, said in a statement “In little more than a decade, our sustained investment has extended TELUS’ reach from offering traditional phone services in Eastern Québec to blanketing the province with the fastest wireless network technology and some of the most advanced business communications networks in the world.”

In a separate news release, the company said the Greater Montreal Area would see $116 million in investment in 2015 alone, to improve infrastructure and facilities.

Yesterday TELUS announced it would invest $4 billion in BC through 2018, while earlier in the month it stated a similar $4.2 billion investment in Alberta.


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