TELUS Investments to Expand LTE Networks in Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary

TELUS today detailed its planned investment to expand services and its LTE wireless networks in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Edmonton will see $275 million invested for new infrastructure and facilities to support TELUS’ gigabit-enabled fibre optic network, while LTE wireless capacity will be expanded to meet growing demand, with the addition of new sites, which will also reach rural areas.

As for Vancouver, TELUS says $370 million is earmarked for new infrastructure and facilities, similar to Edmonton, while wireless plans will see LTE reach 98 per cent of British Columbians. TELUS, as part of the Connecting British Columbia Agreement, will continue to provide wireless coverage for unserved highway segments across the province. To date, TELUS has added wireless coverage to over 508 kilometres of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Prince George.

In Calgary, $130 million will be invested in the city for similar services as stated in Edmonton and Vancouver, while LTE will continue to expand and will reach “more than 99 per cent of Albertans.”

Last month, TELUS announced it would be investing $1 billion in Ontario through 2019, plus $4.5 billion each in BC and Alberta through the same time frame, along with $2 billion in Quebec through 2020.

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