Telus Corp. said Wednesday that it is investing $22 million this year in Manitoba to expand its HSPA+ wireless network. The company said the investment builds upon the $250 million it has invested in its operations and technology in Manitoba over the last 10 years. Telus said it now offers manufacturer rated peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps and referred to its recent announcement of a HSPA+ dual cell upgrade, which will offer speeds of up to 42 Mbps in Winnipeg and other urban centres. The company said that, during the year, it will expand its wireless network in Manitoba to communities such as Brandon, Selkirk, Steinbach, Portage la Prairie and Victoria Beach. Telus added that it will support CancerCare Manitoba with a $25 donation toward the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children for every Manitoba resident who purchases a Telus smartphone through May 31, 2011. "This year, TELUS will continue to bring Winnipeg faster wireless broadband services as we introduce HSPA+ Dual Cell, one of the most advanced wireless technologies in the world. TELUS is also committed to working with all levels of government in Manitoba to advance the provision of life-changing healthcare and education services over our networks,” Michael Sangster, vice-president of government relations at Telus, said in a release.