Telus has announced today it will be launching its PureFibre network in Belcarra, British Columbia, later in 2020.
According to the company, over $500,000 will be invested to connect over 90 per cent of residents and businesses to fibre optic, while also future-proofing the region for upcoming 5G networks.
Telus says construction for PureFibre has already started and expects “the majority of homes and businesses will be connected by the end of the year.”
“TELUS is very proud to be making this generational investment in Belcarra, 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, in a statement.
“We are delighted with TELUS’ investment in our Village to provide residents with access to services and benefits previously unavailable; catapulting Belcarra forward into a world where early detection of fires, improved cellular coverage, super high-speed internet, home security, digital health and more will make Belcarra safer and improve our quality of life,” said Mayor Neil Belenkie, in a statement.
Telus explains residents should expect company trucks throughout the community as construction starts, while representatives will be knocking on doors to seek permission to connect homes and businesses to PureFibre.
“Once homes are connected, residents can immediately begin taking advantage of dramatically faster and symmetrical Internet speeds,” explains Telus.