TELUS commits to spending another $600 million in Ontario, will deploy 700 MHz spectrum

TELUS spent billions during the recent spectrum auction and will invest even more to deploy “the world’s fastest wireless technology to more communities.”

Canada’s second largest carrier has over 7.8 million wireless customers and recently announced a $2.8 billion investment in B.C., followed by several million into Edmonton, Calgary, Quebec, and today unveiled a plan to unload $600 million in Ontario over the course of 2015 and 2016. TELUS previously declared they’d spend $500 million in 2014, thus this will now bring its total commitment to $1.1 billion over the next 3-years.

Some of the money will be used to rollout 700 MHz spectrum, extend its fibre optic networks, and focus on enhancing TELUS’ healthcare solutions.

Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ Executive Chairman, said, “TELUS’ commitment to Ontario extends well beyond providing customers with world-class technology, investing in new infrastructure and paying taxes… TELUS continues to bridge the digital divide by offering Ontarians greater access to telehealth, virtual classrooms and small business solutions in even the most remote corners of the province.”

Source: TELUS