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Connecting BC

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We are proud to announce that following a three-year negotiated request for proposals process, the Government of B.C. has awarded TELUS a 10-year telecommunications services contract. This contract, signed July 29, 2011, provides telecommunications and strategic services to government and its broader public sector partners.

Services included in the agreement are long distance, conferencing, voice, data, cellular and strategic services.  The customers represented are the core ministries of the government, the six B.C. health authorities, BC Hydro, WorkSafeBC, the Insurance Corporation of BC and BC Lottery Corporation.

 

Expanding connectivity to B.C. citizens

 

Specific highlights of the new Connecting B.C. Program include:

  • Upgrading approximately 450 schools to high-speed fibre optic cables.
  • Providing more than 1,700 kilometres of additional cellular coverage along primary and secondary highway segments throughout B.C.
  • Increasing internet bandwidth connections for designated rural and remote communities.

 

See Partnership Details for more information about the program.

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