TELUS will invest $4.7 billion in new communications infrastructure across British Columbia through 2020, including $1.2 billion this year.
This investment will extend the gigabit-enabled TELUS PureFibre network directly to thousands more homes and businesses in rural and urban communities, further strengthen 4G LTE wireless service, and continue leading development and testing on next-generation 5G wireless service through the 5G Living Lab in downtown Vancouver, and support key services including healthcare and education with new technologies.
TELUS recently launched two innovative programs to support some of British Columbia’s most vulnerable populations.
TELUS Internet for Good provides low-income single-parent families receiving income or disability assistance from the provincial government with high-speed Internet service for less than $10 per month, ensuring participating families have access to the countless opportunities the Internet provides, empowering them to reach their full potential in our increasingly digital society.
TELUS Mobility for Good is a pilot program in collaboration with the B.C. government’s Ministry of Children and Family Development to provide young adults transitioning from foster care with a smartphone and fully subsidized TELUS Mobility plan.