Telus has today announced its advanced high-speed wireless and PureFibre networks in Quebec will reach an additional 25,000 homes in 45 remote, low-density communities in the administrative regions of Chaudière-Appalaches, Gaspésie, Lower St. Lawrence, and North Shore by early 2021.
“Quebec’s 6,000 Telus team members are particularly proud of the confidence that the governments of Canada and Quebec have shown in them over the last years, and we applaud their active contribution to deploying high-speed services in Quebec’s remote regions,” said François Gratton, Executive Vice-President Telus.
The carrier has invested around $27 billion in Quebec’s economy over the past two decades, notably in infrastructure, spectrum licences, and operations to improve the coverage, speed, and reliability of its networks.
“The investments we made in our networks over the past few decades have proven crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, as Quebecers are depending on reliable and fast connectivity to stay in touch with their loved ones, consult health care professionals remotely, or continue their studies and professional activities online,” notes Marie-Christine D’Amours, Telus Vice-President, Consumer Solutions and Customer Experience for Quebec.
Telus has also invested over $300 million in Quebec since 2013 to deploy its PureFibre network in the eastern part of the province.