TELUS plans to invest 11 billion

Telecommunications company TELUS announced today that it will invest 11 billion in the next four years.

The company also plans to run until 2022. September. complete the deployment of its high-speed Internet network, funded by government programs, and welcomes the Quebec government’s commitment to expanding wireless connectivity in remote communities.

Demonstration

“This $ 11 billion long-term investment in Quebec is concrete evidence of TELUS’s long-term commitment to improving Canadian lives by connecting communities from shore to shore with our 5G and TELUS PureFibre wireless networks. Our broadband technology meets the fundamental need for transformation to provide distance healthcare, online education and telecommuting. It is also accelerating the digital transformation of the economy, as well as increasing productivity, competitiveness and human well-being after a pandemic. Above all, this investment supports the socio-economic dynamism of Quebec and ensures that every member of our society has access to technologies that will allow them to reach their full potential, ”said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO. from TELUS.

Darren Entwistle (Photo: TELUS)

The objectives of this investment plan are:

Generating new jobs

Until 2026 7,000 jobs will be created at TELUS and its partners in Quebec. These jobs will be mainly in construction, engineering, new technologies and other ancillary sectors.

Connecting 350,000 households in Quebec

TELUS plans to connect thousands of new homes and businesses to its TELUS PureFibre and high-speed network in the Chaudière-Appalaches, Estrie, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Mauricie and Côte-Nord regions. “Today, 99% of companies and homes in TELUS service areas have access to the TELUS PureFibre network. TELUS is continuing its joint investment with provincial and federal governments to reach 2022. connect all homes to high-speed Internet service in September.

“By the end of the year, nearly 350,000 homes and businesses will have access to the world’s fastest and most reliable Internet technology with symmetric download and upload speeds and near-infinite bandwidth, allowing the entire household to watch content, play video games and video conference simultaneously. The PureFibre network also offers a selection of connected health devices as well as security, home automation and entertainment solutions, ”she added in a press release.

5G mobile in the region

TELUS plans to introduce 3.5 GHz spectrum later this year, which would provide access to the extremely fast and reliable TELUS 5G mobile network. TELUS will also continue to expand its mobile coverage and develop new wireless sites in rural communities, including Ekuanitshit, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Port-Menier, Saint-Adelphe, Saint-Damascus and Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques . -Kartier. »

Priorities

“Jo 2021 sustainability reportTELUS defines its environmental, social and governance strategy and priorities, including an ambitious target for 2025. use 100% of energy from renewable sources. In addition, TELUS’s advanced wired and mobile networks significantly reduce carbon emissions, as TELUS team members and millions of Quebec residents have networks to work remotely and avoid transportation, as well as to attend distance learning courses, access online health care, and communicate virtually. These networks also allow other companies to offer their employees telecommuting, which reduces energy consumption in office buildings and the number of people on the road.

To date, TELUS has planted more than 800,000 trees, and when a million trees are planted later this year, the company will have planted 20,000 acres of forest, or 40 times more than the Montreal Royal Mountain Park.

Astronomical figures

From 2000 to 2021 TELUS has invested $ 220 billion nationwide in its network infrastructure, operations and spectrum licenses, including more than $ 31 billion in Quebec.

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