Telus announced on Monday new investments planned for Ontario and Quebec, totalling $26 billion combined. The news comes after similar announcements were made last week for B.C. and Alberta.
For Ontario, Telus says it will be investing $17 billion through 2024 in the province. The company’s 5G network is set to expand to 24 more areas this year, while the company says it will also be “creating 10,000 job opportunities for Ontarians” through its partner ecosystem.
In Quebec, the telecom will be investing $9 billion across the province through the same timeframe, to expand its PureFibre network across rural and remote areas. Telus says its goal is to connect Greater Quebec City area, Eastern Quebec and Mauricie regions to high speed internet by 2022.
“Now more than ever, TELUS is committed to keeping our citizens and communities connected, productive and healthy through our globally leading wireless network, underpinned by our award winning TELUS PureFibre infrastructure that provides the backbone for our 5G-enabled world,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS in a statement.
The Telus 5G network will also be deployed to 157 more communities in 2021 (Montréal, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Montérégie, Mauricie, Quebec City area and Eastern Quebec) in Quebec, while the company says 8,000 jobs will be created for Quebecers.