TELUS plans to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Burnaby directly to its fibre optic network. Construction work will begin this summer on this new $150million investment.
TELUS anticipates connecting all homes and businesses before the end of 2019.
“Direct fibre connection unleashes infinite possibilities,” said Tony Geheran, TELUS Executive Vice-President and President of Broadband Networks. “This investment will dramatically improve Internet speed and capacity for residents and businesses in all corners of Burnaby, as well as health care facilities and schools.”
“Fiber is the future. Once the build is complete Burnaby will be connected to the gigabit-enabled TELUS Pure Fibre network, ensuring the city has enough bandwidth and capacity for generations to come.”
The gigabit-enabled TELUS PureFibre network is among the most advanced communications infrastructure available in the world today, enabling connected residents to immediately take advantage of dramatically faster Internet speeds of up to 150 megabits per second, while interested businesses, schools, healthcare providers, and institutions can access even more speed and capacity.
As demand and Internet technologies evolve in the coming years TELUS will offer faster speeds and more capacity, sufficient for decades to come. This new fibre optic infrastructure will also be the backbone of TELUS’ wireless network, enabling even more wireless capacity and speed. Local healthcare providers, educators and technology companies will be able to draw upon the technology to reimagine how they deliver existing services and develop entirely new solutions.
This investment is part of TELUS’ commitment to invest $4.5 billion throughout B.C. between 2016 and 2019, at no cost to taxpayers.
By the end of 2019 TELUS expects to have invested more than $51 billion in British Columbia since 2000 to extend the reach of advanced wireless and wireline telecommunications infrastructure throughout the province.
For more information, please visit www.telus.com/burnaby.