Telus Announces $54 Billion Investment Creating 38,000 Jobs Across Canada
To further support Canadians through the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s economic recovery, Telus has today announced a new investment of $54 billion in infrastructure and operations across the country through 2024.
More than 3.5 million homes and businesses in B.C., Alberta, and Quebec will be connected to Telus PureFibre with these investments, creating over 38,000 job opportunities in Canada.
Telus also revealed its plans to expand its 5G network to an additional 529 new urban and rural communities by the end of the year and bring its gigabit PureFibre Internet network to more than one million additional homes and businesses.
“The significant investments we are making in our world-leading networks to rapidly expand our 5G footprint and PureFibre infrastructure are enabling us to connect more Canadians,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO.
Below is the breakdown of new communities being upgraded to 5G by province:
- British Columbia: 187 communities
- Quebec: 161 communities
- Alberta: 136 communities
- Manitoba: 12 communities
- Ontario: 24 communities
By the end of the year, Telus 5G network will cover 70% of the Canadian population.