Telus Investing $361 Million in B.C. and Alberta for 5G, Wireless Expansion and More

Telus continues to announce new investments in B.C. and Alberta. On Wednesday, Telus said it would be investing $61 million in Prince George, B.C., and $300 million in Edmonton, Alberta, this year.

Prince George will get 5G wireless networks and also new wireless infrastructure. Telus says 187 communities, along with 119 First Nations communities and 335 Indigenous lands in B.C. will see 5G by the end of 2021. Investments will also expand the company’s PureFibre gigabit internet network.

The $300 million investment in Edmonton, part of a $14.5 billion investment through 2024 in Alberta, will see similar deployment of 5G network speeds, expanded wireless infrastructure and also continued PureFibre rollout. Telus says 153 communities, along with 31 First Nations across Alberta will have 5G access by the end of the year.

Yesterday, Telus announced 5G launched in Cochrane, Alberta, along with investments for Red Deer, Lethbridge and Okotoks as well.

Today, Telus also announced it also partnered with the Victoria Cool Aid Society in the capital city of B.C., to power a new mobile health clinic for underserved people. The Telus Mobile Health Clinic has Telus mobility services and also electronic medical record technology from Telus Health.