TELUS will invest $3.5 million in new infrastructure and facilities in Maple Ridge this year to increase wireless and high-speed internet capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand, ensuring customers stay connected at home, at work and on the go.
This significant investment is part of TELUS’ commitment to invest $4.5 billion in British Columbia through 2019 to extend fibre optic infrastructure directly to thousands of homes and businesses in rural and urban communities, further strengthen wireless service, and support key services including healthcare and education with new technologies.
By the end of 2019, TELUS will have invested $51 billion in British Columbia since the year 2000.
“As demand for Internet and wireless services in Maple Ridge continue to increase, we remain committed to investing in the advanced infrastructure that will not only meet that demand, but also support the future of our digital economy and delivery of critical services such as healthcare and education,” said Jordon West, TELUS Director of Customer Solutions Delivery in Maple Ridge. “Our local investment of $3.5 million this year reflects TELUS’ commitment to provide our neighbours in Maple Ridge with the latest communications technology available anywhere in the world today.”
“With everything from video games to mining equipment relying on connectivity, our community has a growing need for high speed Internet,” said Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton. “Thanks to this investment by TELUS, our residents and businesses will have the network speed and capacity available needed to take full advantage of today’s connected economy.”
“Fast and reliable Internet service is an important part of life in our connected world,” said Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing. “TELUS’ investment aligns with our #BCTECH strategy, which commits to providing residents and businesses with high-speed Internet access to health services, educational resources and economic opportunities.”