Telus Unveils Free Wifi Across BC, Alberta

Telus is making free public wifi available at more than 8,000 hotspots across BC and Alberta.

Telus is working with thousands of businesses, including brands like 7-Eleven and Fountain Tire, and some major sporting and entertainment venues, including BC Place in Vancouver; the Saddledome in Calgary; Telus World of Science in Edmonton; and throughout the Whistler village and ski resort.

Telus’ free and friendly wifiis open to everyone, not just Telus customers.

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“Demand for wireless data outside the home is exploding and our customers are looking for more ways to connect to the Internet anytime, anywhere,” said Eros Spadotto, Telus’ executive vice-president of Technology Strategy. “Our public wifinetwork is built to complement our world-class 4G network by providing our customers with new ways to connect and enjoy the best possible network experience, while also enabling our business clients to offer added value to their own customers.”

A recent survey commissioned by Telus found that more than half of small businesses in BC and Alberta feel it is important to offer free wifi to remain competitive, and 71 per cent believe it is important to offer free wifi regardless of their customers’ service provider.