Today, Telus detailed its planned investment to expand its PureFibre home internet network to Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley.
Over 90 percent of homes in these three towns will be connected to the Telus PureFibre network by the end of 2019. Currently, planning is still underway and construction efforts are set to begin in 2018. In a statement, Telus Executive Vice-President and President of Broadband Networks Tony Geheran said:
“TELUS PureFibre is the future. This investment will dramatically improve Internet speed and capacity for residents and businesses in all corners of Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley. Whether you’re operating a large business or starting a small one out of your home, or streaming Netflix while a family member is playing a video game in the next room, a direct PureFibre connection enables seamless uploading and downloading at speeds never before available.”
The PureFibre network will offer customers speeds of up to 150mbps, however, business and corporate customers will be able to access even more speeds. This new fibre optic infrastructure will also be the backbone of Telus’ wireless network, enabling more wireless capacity and faster speeds throughout the region, and lays the groundwork for 5G technologies in the years ahead.
This investment is part of Telus’ commitment to invest $4.2 billion throughout Alberta between 2017 and 2020.