TELUS to drop $1.5 million in Nelson in 2013
TELUS is investing $1.5 million in Nelson this year to expand wireless and wired broadband infrastructure for community residents and businesses, including access to the world’s fastest wireless infrastructure, called 4G LTE the company said in a written release.
“TELUS’ $1.5 million investment means people and businesses right here in Nelson will have more access to the Internet and enhanced wireless services,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager for the Southern Interior.
“The demand for advanced communications services is exploding in Nelson, and TELUS is committed to bringing the latest technology, both wired and wireless, to the community.”
4G LTE is the world’s fastest wireless technology. It offers Internet speeds two to three times faster than past technology, offering TELUS customers connections as fast as their home Internet on their smartphones, tablets and Internet keys. In the last year, TELUS rolled out LTE to almost 90 per cent of British Columbians, and will connect even more by the end of 2013.
This significant investment is part of a $3 billion, three-year commitment to invest in B.C. made last year and builds upon the $29 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province since 2000. By the end of this year TELUS will have invested $4 million in new technology and infrastructure in Nelson since 2009.
TELUS’ investment in communities extends past providing customers with world-class technology. As members of every community TELUS services, TELUS, our team members and retirees give where we live, supporting grassroots and community organizations across B.C.
“At TELUS we truly see ourselves as members of each community where we operate across B.C., and we recognize our investment in local organizations is as important as our investment in technology and infrastructure,” continued Jenkins.
“Our simple philosophy, We Give Where We Live, has encouraged our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. to donate over $100 million and, more importantly, volunteered 2.66 million hours to community and charitable organizations since 2000. Here in Nelson our team has donated more than $110,000 and 31,000 hours of their time to local charities and community organizations in this time.”
The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS’ overall capital expenditure guidance for 2013.