Telus is connecting most homes and businesses in Pitt Meadows to its fibre optic network. (By Chaitawat/Pixabay)

Telus invests $15 million in Pitt Meadows to bring faster connectivity

Increasing wireless and internet speeds.

Telus is investing $15 million to connect more than 90 per cent of the homes and businesses in Pitt Meadows, including the Katzie First Nation reserve, directly to its fibre optic network.

The company said this will enhance wireline and wireless connectivity and prepare the region for 5G technology in the years ahead.

Construction of the PureFibre network is already underway and Telus anticipates the majority of homes and businesses will be connected by the end of the summer next year.

Residents can expect to see Telus trucks throughout the community as construction begins, and company representatives out knocking doors to receive permission to connect homes to the network.

READ ALSO: Trump says America must win race to build 5G

“Telus is very proud to be making this generational investment in Pitt Meadows, providing the technology to bridge geographic and socio-economic divides and connect citizens to the people, resources and information that make their lives better,” said Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of Telus.

Since 2000 and through 2018, Telus has invested more than $47 billion in technology and operations in B.C., said a company release.

Over the next three years, it plans to invest an additional $8 billion connecting and supporting communities at no cost to taxpayers.

Since 2013, the company has connected 125 communities in B.C., Alberta and eastern Quebec to the PureFibre network, and will have connected more than 50 indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta by the end of next year.

READ ALSO: 5G-powered smart campus goes live at UBC

“We are excited to welcome the arrival of Telus’ new leading-edge fibre optic network that will transform communications technology for businesses and residents in Pitt Meadows,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall.

“This $15 million investment will provide exceptional connectivity, speed and capacity needed for citizens to access broadband services in our increasingly connected world.”


 

@MapleRidgeNews
newsroom@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Over 600 Pitt Meadows citizens sign petition to protest North Lougheed development

Petition requests more environmental information before development decisions carried out

Pass slow and wide, please

Maple Ridge mom pleads with drivers to show care after daughter falls from spooked pony on 132nd Ave

Mounties collar suspect after shots ring out in Maple Ridge

Weekend incident on 227th Street leads police to Surrey for one arrest and gathering of evidence

‘Just getting to know Maple Ridge’: local resident discovers historical markers

Belle Morse Park was named after the former mayor who also served as a city councillor

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping The News to continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

COVID-19 checkpoints ‘up to them,’ Bonnie Henry says of remote B.C. villages

Support local tourism economy, but only if you’re invited in

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Eight people arrested in Victoria homeless camp after enforcement order issued

Those living in tents were given until May 20 to move indoors

Most Read