Telus Corp. has expanded its 5G network into Quebec City as part of a $38 million investment in infrastructure. The company, which plans to spend $9 billion throughout the province through 2024, said Tuesday it will continue to expand its 5G network “leveraging multiple vendors” in 20 other communities in Quebec’s Capitale-Nationale region, including in Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Boischatel, Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, and Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury. In total, 157 communities in Quebec will have access to the network, and a total of 615 in Canada, by the end of the year. “Now more than ever, TELUS is committed to keeping Canadians connected, productive and healthy. Indeed, the ongoing expansion of our next-generation 5G technology is bridging time and distance, allowing residents to live and work in any community without compromising productivity or economic opportunity,” said Darren Entwistle, Telus’s president and CEO, in a press release. The company also announced Tuesday it will invest in British Columbia as well, spending $18 million in Central Vancouver, $28 million in the Sunshine Coast region, $63 million in Greater Victoria, and $1.8 million in North Island by the end of 2021. The announcements are part of the company’s planned $13 billion investment in network infrastructure and operations across the province including Nanaimo, Chemainus, Duncan, Qualicum Bay, Qualicum Beach, Tofino, Sechelt, Ucluelet, Pender Harbour, Gibsons, Sechelt, and Powell River over the next few years. Telus said that by the end of the year, 70 per cent of Canadians will have access to its 5G network which will provide speeds up to 1.7 Gbps. “The evolution of 5G will also allow us to connect more than 30 billion life-changing devices, supercharge drones with sensors for improved crop management and make autonomous vehicles smarter and safer,” the company stated Tuesday.