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TELUS invests $2M in the Mékinac and des Chenaux RCMs, expanding 5G capabilities

To date, TELUS has invested nearly $30 billion in Quebec’s economy, notably in infrastructure, spectrum licences, and operations to improve the coverage, speed and reliability of our world-class networks.

April 9, 2021  by CM Staff

SAINT-TITE — TELUS is investing nearly $2 million in the Mékinac and des Chenaux RCMs (Regional county municipalities) in 2021 and will accelerate the deployment of its PureFibre and 5G networks to bridge the digital divide, drive innovation in businesses and grass-roots charities, and support the health, agriculture and education sectors.

“Our 6,000 team members across the province are committed to actively continuing the deployment of our networks across Quebec, and driving the economic recovery of our regions,” says Marie-Christine D’Amours, Vice President of TELUS, Consumer Solutions and Customer Experience for Quebec. “To date, 93 per cent of businesses and families in the area we serve have access to our PureFibre network, and we continue to invest jointly with the governments in order to reach 99 per cent of homes by the end of 2022. The pandemic has emphasized how critical fast and reliable connectivity is for people to stay in touch with their loved ones, consult health care professionals remotely, and continue their studies and professional activities online. We’re also especially proud to deploy our 5G technology in both large urban centres and remote communities, so that Quebec residents can enjoy the full potential of this technological revolution no matter where they live. As 5G technology evolves, it will make our cities smarter and greener, transform agriculture, improve health care, and accelerate the potential of smart homes and autonomous vehicles.”

To date, TELUS has invested nearly $30 billion in Quebec’s economy, notably in infrastructure, spectrum licences, and operations to improve the coverage, speed and reliability of our world-class networks. This spend includes an investment of $300 million since 2013 to deploy our PureFibre network in Quebec regions with $72 million in support from the federal and provincial governments.

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