Telus invests $2B in its fibre optic network in Calgary
by CM Staff
A direct connection to the TELUS PureFibre network comes at no cost to taxpayers or residents, and TELUS plans to bring this critical network infrastructure to more communities.
CALGARY — TELUS is investing $2 billion to connect more than 90 per cent of Calgary homes and businesses to its PureFibre network. TELUS has already begun to connect some communities in Calgary to the PureFibre network, and anticipates the majority of homes and businesses will be connected by the end of 2023. TELUS is also launching PureFibre X. Calgarians will be the first to access PureFibre X, which TELUS will expand to PureFibre communities across Alberta and B.C. in the months ahead.
“Through this generational investment in Calgary, TELUS is proudly providing the technology to bridge geographic and socio-economic divides and connect citizens to the people, resources and information that make their lives better, particularly as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS. “Importantly, TELUS PureFibre offers the community a globally unmatched wireline infrastructure that ensures all citizens have access to the digital tools to drive improved health, social and economic outcomes. Moreover, TELUS PureFibre X enables entrepreneurs, start-ups, home-based businesses and consumers with the fastest Internet speeds available anywhere in Canada. We look forward to connecting more of our fellow Albertans in Calgary to TELUS PureFibre and supporting the community as it attracts new industries and innovators, supporting the jobs of today and those that have yet to be imagined.”
“This significant investment by TELUS helps make Calgary one of the most connected cities in the world,” says Mayor Nenshi. “And this technology positions us as one of the best digital ecosystems globally, connects citizens to the resources they need, and creates more than 8,000 jobs across Alberta.”
A direct connection to the TELUS PureFibre network comes at no cost to taxpayers or residents, and TELUS plans to bring this critical network infrastructure to more communities in the years ahead. Residents can expect to see TELUS trucks throughout the community as construction begins.
TELUS has invested $51 billion across Alberta, and they also announced last month that they would invest an additional $14.5 billion in infrastructure and operations across Alberta through 2024 to further support the province throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic recovery.