Telus Expands 5G Network to Six More Communities in British Columbia

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Telus announced on Monday its 5G network has expanded to more locations in British Columbia, part of its $13 billion investment in infrastructure and operations in the province through 2024.

The Telus 5G network can provide download speeds up to 1.7 Gbps, says the company, and is now available in the following communities on the mainland and also on Vancouver Island:

  • Fort St. James
  • Bulkley-Nechako
  • Houston
  • Parksville
  • Qualicum Beach
  • Port Hardy

“The significant investments we are making in our world-leading network to rapidly expand our 5G footprint is enabling us to connect the citizens of Fort St. James to the people, resources and critical information they need as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, in one of the company’s press releases.

Telus is using 5G hardware from Samsung, Ericsson, and Nokia for its network expansion, set to reach an extra 529 new communities across Canada by the end of 2021, covering over 70% of the population.