Telus announced today that it has invested $350,000 to bring wireless service to Highway 3 between Princeton and Hedley. The amount is part of the $2.8 billion that the carrier will invest in new infrastructure and facilities in British Columbia by 2016.
Canada’s second-largest wireless player has already invested $1.4 million while providing service to about 27 kilometres of Highway 3 and Highway 3A between Princeton and Keremeos, which was announced last month.
“We have had great support from the community throughout the process of constructing this new wireless site and are happy we’re able to bring more coverage to Highway 3 before the busy summer travel season,” said Steven Jenkins, TELUS general manager for the Southern Interior.
Telus is set to connect more than 1,700 kilometres of unconnected highway with wireless service by the end of 2021, according to a 10-year agreement it signed with British Columbia. By the end of 2014, the carrier will invest $1.2 billion across the province and spend another $1.6 billion on infrastructure to bring the latest wireless technology to more BC communities.