Telus has announced this morning it will invest $90 million to expand its PureFibre optic network to the District of Saanich, located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia.
The company says construction on the PureFibre network is already underway in Saanich and most homes and businesses are expected to be connected by the end of 2022.
“TELUS is proud to make this generational investment in Saanich, providing the technology to bridge geographic and socio-economic divides right now, and well into the future, connecting citizens to the people, resources and information that matter the most to them,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS, in an issued statement.
Telus touts its “gigabit-enabled TELUS PureFibre network is the largest 100 per cent pure fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) network in Western Canada.”
Back in June, Telus launched new PureFibre 1.5 Gigabit speeds in B.C. and Alberta, as the competition for internet versus rival Shaw, continues in western Canada.
Earlier today, Shaw announced Shaw Mobile, offering internet customers $0 talk and text plans and more, part of an effort to retain customers from leaving to another internet service provider.