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Telus Launches Wireless Service within Dunsmuir SkyTrain Tunnel in Vancouver

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Earlier this week, we told you Telus customers were surprised to see wireless service available within the Dunsmuir SkyTrain tunnel in Vancouver, which was part of early testing.

This morning, Telus officially announced the launch of wireless service within the Dunsmuir Tunnel between Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront stations, plus platforms at Granville and Burrard station, serving its customers from Telus, Koodo and Public Mobile with 4G LTE.

“Now, TELUS, Koodo, and Public Mobile users will enjoy a seamless connection between Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront stations, on the most award-winning network. In fact, in last week’s UK-based Opensignal global ranking report, TELUS’ record-breaking 4G network speeds beat South Korea’s 5G average download speeds,” said Eros Spadotto, TELUS Executive Vice-President of Technology Strategy and Business Transformation, in a statement.

According to TransLink, the 1.4 kilometre Dunsmuir Tunnel is one of the busiest segments of the SkyTrain route, which sees over one million journeys daily across its network.

“We live in an era where many of us rely on uninterrupted connectivity,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond in a statement. “Whether you’re getting a head-start to your day or winding down on your way home – our customers who rely on the TELUS network can now stay connected, productive, and informed while travelling through our downtown stations.”

According to Telus, they have “committed to invest $4.7 billion throughout British Columbia between 2017 and 2020, at no cost to taxpayers.”

Rogers and Fido added wireless service to the route back in the summer of 2016, while Shaw’s Freedom Mobile launched wireless service in the tunnel back in May 2018.

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