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Telus plans $4.5 billion investments in British Columbia

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Staff writer ▼ | April 5, 2016
Telus intends to invest $4.5 billion in new communications infrastructure across British Columbia through 2019.
Communications in Canada   Extending fibre optic infrastructure
This year alone, Telus will invest $1.2 billion in the province 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 more than $51 billion in British Columbia since 2000 to provide our neighbours with access to critical next-generation health, education, business and government services and solutions," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO.

"The Telus team is unwavering in our commitment to connect citizens, businesses, healthcare professionals, schools and government organizations to the best wireline and wireless technologies available on the planet, ensuring Canada's success in the growing digital economy, today and for generations to come."

Telus has paid and remitted $3.8 billion in sales, income, property and other taxes in the province since 2000.

Telus and its more than 20,000 team members and retirees in British Columbia have contributed more than $135 million and volunteered more than 3.76 million volunteer hours to charitable and community organizations throughout the province since 2000.