Hot off the news that Telus is investing in British Columbia’s wireless infrastructure, the Canadian telecom giant announced similar plans for Alberta.
In a media release, Telus announced plans to invest $4.2 billion CAD to improve Alberta’s wireless infrastructure, by 2020. A similar $4.7 billion investment plan was also recently announced by Telus for British Columbia.
The company also announced that it would be investing $900 million by the end of 2017, in order to extend the province’s LTE wireless service, while also extending Telus’s PureFibre Internet throughout the province.
“As Canada celebrates this significant milestone in our collective history, we have the opportunity to reflect upon the many advantages we enjoy in this exceptional country,” said Darren Entwistle, Telus president and CEO, in a statement.
The Alberta investment is part of Telus’s ‘Next 150’ initiative. According to Telus, this year the company will have invested more than $150 billion in funding and operations across the country since 2000.
“Our sustained investment across Alberta underpins our unwavering commitment to this resilient province during challenging economic periods,” said Entwistle.