TELUS invests $450,000 to bring wireless service to Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace
Terrace, B.C. th As part of a strategic partnership with the Province, TELUS has invested $450,000 to bring new wireless coverage to more than 14 kilometers of the Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Terrace, B.C. – As part of a strategic partnership with the Province, TELUS has invested $450,000 to bring new wireless coverage to more than 14 kilometers of the Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace.
The site located in the North Coast region, about 60 kilometers east of Prince Rupert, is now live.
“At TELUS, we know how important wireless services are, and continue to make significant investments in our networks to bring them to our customers in Northern B.C. and right across Canada,” said Lance MacDonald, TELUS general manager for Northern British Columbia. “We heard from residents and travellers that this section of Highway was in need of crucial wireless services, and our significant investment now gives motorists and local residents the convenience of making hands-free wireless calls. Most importantly this investment expands access to 911, making highway travel safer in this area.”
The project is part of the 10-year Connecting British Columbia agreement signed with the Province of B.C. in 2011. Under the terms of the agreement TELUS will invest to connect more than 1,700 kilometres of unconnected highways with wireless service.
“Travellers, residents and businesses driving this stretch of Highway 16 will benefit from this new coverage,” said Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Minister Andrew Wilkinson. “The ongoing expansion of cellular service along B.C.’s rural highways is improving driver safety as well as extending connectivity to communities across the province.”
This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure and facilities upgrades TELUS is making across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $29 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province since 2000.
About TELUS TELUS ( TSX: T, NYSE: TU ) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 743,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol ( IP ), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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