Telus announced on Tuesday it is investing $25 million to expand its PureFibre internet to Leduc, Alberta, to reach over 90% of its residents and businesses.
The company says construction is already underway, with completion expected by the spring of 2022. This investment is part of the company’s $14.5 billion investment recently announced for Alberta through 2024.
“TELUS is very proud to be making this generational investment in Leduc, providing the technology to bridge geographic and socio-economic divides and connect citizens to the people, resources and information that make their lives better, particularly as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS, in an issued statement.
Leduc Mayor Bob Young added, “We are grateful to TELUS for their investment to bring state-of-the-art PureFibre infrastructure to the entire city of Leduc. This project will open doors that will enhance connectivity between our residents, business owners and community groups and the rest of the world.”
Telus PureFibre offers up to 1,500 Mbps download and 940 Mbps upload speeds, with the company’s latest PureFibre 1.5 Gigabit plans in B.C. and Alberta.
The city of Leduc is located 33 km south of Edmonton and has a population of just under 30,000.