TELUS has announced it has invested $600,000 to bring new wireless coverage to over 8 kilometres of the Island Highway in the Cobble Hill area of Vancouver Island, as part of a partnership with the Province of BC. The new coverage will be between Shawnigan Mill Bay Road and Lakeside Road and is part of the existing 10-year Connecting BC agreement signed back in 2011, which TELUS will bring more 1,700 kilometres of unconnected highways with wireless service.
Ray Lawson, TELUS general manager for Vancouver Island:
“We heard from residents and the BC Ambulance Service that this section of our Island Highway was in need of crucial wireless services. Our significant investment gives motorists, local residents and businesses the convenience of making hands-free wireless calls along this stretch of highway, expands access to 911, and allows for great broadband service where it may not be possible to build wired Internet access.”
For TELUS customers who commute frequently up and down the island, this comes as good news as you’ll have coverage before heading south down the Malahat and shortly after going north.