Telus Spends More Money Building Wireless

Less than a month after Telus announced that it would spend $500 million in BC to build telecom infrastructure, it says it will now invest an additional $700 million in Alberta to do the same.  According to Telus, this initiative will create more than 2,100 jobs.  Telus is currently working with BCE–one of its rivals and the country’s biggest telecom company–on a next-generation wireless network upgrades.

Our investment of more than $700 million in leading broadband technology will create employment opportunities, contribute to the province’s future competitiveness, and support the launch of innovative new services for TELUS customers.

The new network should be ready by early 2010 and could help the two companies compete against Rogers Communications.