TELUS to invest $4.5 billion in new BC communications infrastructure

UCW News Team  |  May 11, 2016

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TELUS, one of several national communications companies operating in Western Canada, has announced it will invest $4.5 billion through 2019 to install new communication infrastructure across British Columbia. 

In 2016, the company will be investing $1.2 billion to expand its fibre optic infrastructure in BC. This will benefit individuals and businesses in urban and rural areas, strengthen its position in the wireless services sector, and introduce new technologies to support important services such as education and healthcare. 

TELUS CEO and President Darren Entwistle said that by the end of 2019, his company will have invested more than $50 billion in BC since 2000. He emphasized that TELUS provides customers seamless access to business, health, education and government services and solutions. 

Entwistle went on to add that by offering state-of-the-art wireless and wireline technologies to healthcare professionals, businesses, individuals, government organizations and schools, the company would be helping Canada’s digital economy to grow and flourish. 

BC Premier Christy Clark stated that the denizens of British Columbia depended on reliable and fast internet access whether it is for pleasure, work or school. She said that with TELUS investing across BC, the company would be able to meet the demand it is experiencing while paving the way for the success of the BC economy. 

TELUS’ corporate philosophy is to give back to the community they operate and live in. Investing in wireless capabilities expansion and connecting more communities in Vancouver, Dawson Creek, Vernon, Merritt and Fort St. John means that homes, small business owners, other businesses, healthcare providers, and schools have direct access to its cutting-edge fibre optic infrastructure, internet and TV services. 

It is anticipated that investments by TELUS into infrastructure and technology will prove beneficial for all British Columbians. It will give a boost to entrepreneurship in the region as new-generation businesses rely on internet to communicate with their stakeholders. 

Entrepreneurs and those looking to start their small business in Vancouver or other regions of British Columbia will also benefit from an MBA degree, which can help them become efficient and effective leaders in a diverse and multi-cultural business environment. The UCW MBA program offers students an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge to function optimally in a diverse business environment and turn into successful business leaders. The program teaches MBA students to work with varied teams, make innovative decisions through analyses, and ensure optimal results for their organizations. 

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