Telus Investing $110M to Connect Coquitlam and Kwikwetlem to PureFibre X
Telus has announced its plans to invest $110 million to connect homes and businesses in Coquitlam and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation directly to PureFibre X, B.C.’s only 100% pure fibre-to-the-home optic network.
Telus recently launched PureFibre X across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, a groundbreaking new tier of home Internet with symmetrical upload and download speeds of 2.5 Gbps.
Work on the PureFibre network in Coquitlam is already underway, with the majority of homes and businesses expected to be connected by the end of 2023.
The PureFibre X internet plan also includes next-generation Wi-Fi 6 offering faster Internet speeds on more devices so everyone can simultaneously game, surf the web, make video calls, and stream in 4k.
“TELUS is proud to be making this generational investment in Coquitlam and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation’s community of slakəyánc (Coquitlam I.R. 1), providing the technology to bridge geographic and socio-economic divides and connect citizens to the people, resources and information that make their lives better,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS.
“Importantly, TELUS PureFibre offers the community a globally unmatched wireline infrastructure that ensures all citizens have access to the digital tools to drive improved health, social and economic outcomes.”
Residents can expect to see Telus trucks throughout the community as the construction begins, ahead of the 2023 completion goal.