Last month Techvibes reported that Vancouver-based telecommunications giant Telus had invested nearly $4 million to bring wireless service to new areas of BC and expand its LTE network throughout the region.
The investment in BC continues this month with Telus lighting up Salmon Arm with LTE to the tune of $580,000. Now a total of $880,000 has been invested by Telus to bring customers LTE in the areas of 100 Mile House, Chetwynd, Merritt and shortly, Salmon Arm, just in January.
The project is part of a 10-year “Connecting British Columbia” agreement signed with the Province of BC early last year. Under the terms of the contract, Telus will connect more than 1,700 kilometres of highway with wireless service.
The company plans to roll out 4G LTE to 85% of British Columbians by the end of the year.
These investments are part of $3 billion in infrastructure and facilities upgrades being made by the Canadian telco across British Columbia through 2014. The Vancouver-based Telus has invested $26 billion in operations and technology throughout the province since 2000.
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