Telus announced on Tuesday it will be investing $9 million in Red Deer, Alberta in 2021, to bring the company’s 5G network to the city, plus also expand existing wireless networks.
According to Telus, by the end of 2021, Alberta will see 153 communities, including 31 First Nations in the province have access to 5G networks.
Telus says they will also be “building new wireless infrastructure in response to the increasing demand for enhanced wireless connectivity throughout the city.”
“TELUS is proud to make this generational investment in Red Deer, providing the technology to connect citizens to loved ones, as well as vital resources and information as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS, in an issued statement.
Today’s announcement is part of Telus’ $14.5 billion investment in Alberta through 2024 says the company, which currently employs 7,000 people in the province.