Telus Launches Unlimited Home Internet Data in B.C. and Alberta [u]

Telus has announced this morning its home internet plans now come with unlimited data, across all speed tiers.

According to the company, new unlimited internet data is available today for new and renewing customers signing up on a two-year term, in B.C. and Alberta.

The change means “customers will have the flexibility to stream their favourite shows and music, play games to their hearts’ content and connect unlimited smart home devices,” says Telus.

“Our lightning-fast internet has the power to improve the lives of Canadians. Removing data limits on home internet ensures TELUS customers can truly harness that power to keep us all connected,” said Zainul Mawji, President, Home and Small Business Solutions, in an issued statement. “As data-heavy applications like smart home security solutions and in-home healthcare technologies become more commonplace, unlimited data also provides TELUS customers with peace of mind that these services can operate at their full potential without worrying about data overages.”

Current Telus customers on Internet 75 plans have data caps of 550GB per month, while Internet 25 and Internet 15 customers have monthly data caps of 300GB and 200GB respectively, for example.

With the company’s new Peace of Mind wireless plans, there’s no overage data, however, speeds are throttled at 512 Kbps once data caps are exceeded. We’ve reached out to Telus for clarification on what their fair usage policy is on these new unlimited data internet plans—stay tuned.

Update: A Telus spokesperson reaffirmed data is no longer capped for new and existing customers, and no throttling will take place, for those wondering.

…more to follow