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News | 09/15/2006 4:00 am EDT

Telus announces major investment in broadband network
Telus Corp. has announced that it will be investing $600 million to enhance its broadband network in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec by the end of 2009. The telco will be installing advanced Internet equipment in more than 7,000 sites across its network as well as running fibre-optic cable closer to homes to drive Internet access speeds of 15 to 30 Mbps and beyond. "Access to high-speed Internet enriches the lives of rural Canadians by providing tremendous opportunities for economic development, education, healthcare, and other services," said Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of Telus, in a news release. The upgrades began earlier this year with Telus investing approximately $160 million. The additional $600 million will see the upgrades rolled out to Telus’ top 38 communities in the three announced provinces.

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