TELUS to invest $6.5 million in Abbotsford this year

Investment is part of a $3 billion, three-year commitment to invest in B.C., made last year.

TELUS is investing $6.5 million in Abbotsford this year to expand coverage of the world’s fastest wireless technology, extend the reach of its Internet-based TV service, and wire hundreds of local homes directly to fibre optic cables.

The investment is part of a $3 billion, three-year commitment to invest in B.C. made last year and builds upon the $29 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province since 2000.

By the end of this year, the company will have invested $26 million in new technology and infrastructure in Abbotsford since 2009.

“Our sustained investment in technology and infrastructure in Abbotsford and across B.C. has already made us one of the most connected communities anywhere in the world,” said Lance MacDonald, TELUS director for the Fraser Valley. “This year TELUS continues that legacy, once again getting to work to connect ever more British Columbians to advanced communications infrastructure and all the benefits it creates.”

“At TELUS we truly see ourselves as members of each community where we operate across B.C., and we recognize our investment in local organizations is as important as our investment in technology and infrastructure,” continued MacDonald.

“Our simple philosophy, We Give Where We Live, has encouraged our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. to donate over $100 million and, more importantly, volunteer 2.66 million hours to community and charitable organizations since 2000. Here in Abbotsford, our team has donated more than $850,000 and 39,000 volunteer hours in that time to local charities and community organizations.”