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  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS investing $700,000 in Trail in 2012

Trail, B.C. – TELUS will invest $700,000 in Trail in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks.

 

“TELUS’ $700,000 investment will enhance our world-class wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Trail,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager of Customer Solutions Delivery for the community. “TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our nearly 20 local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

 

This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years.

 

TELUS’ commitment also extends to supporting local charities and community organisations.

 

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organisations is near and dear to our hearts. TELUS believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Jenkins. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize. Since 2000, our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. has donated over $100 million dollars and, more importantly, volunteered 2.4 million hours, with our hearts and our hands, to community and charitable organisations. Additionally, the TELUS team will contribute a further $10 million dollars to local, grassroots community projects in 2012.”

 

TELUS’ $700,000 investment in 2012 will:

 

• Further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks in Trail.

 

• Bring advanced wireless and wireline broadband to nearby rural communities. TELUS has already started this work in the Southern Interior – where the company is investing an average of $650,000 per community to bring broadband service to local residents in Boswell, Appledale, Elko, Blackpool, Jaffray, Christina Lake, Lilttle Shuswap Lake, Upper Nicola, Thrums, Trout Lake, Neskonlith and Siska this year.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2012.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statement:
This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
Shawn.hall@telus.com

 

B-roll of TELUS infrastructure projects in B.C. can be downloaded from the following FTP site:
FTP://209.52.48.241
Username: 12-079
Password: t3lu5

  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS investing $500,000 in Salmon Arm in 2012

Salmon Arm, B.C. – TELUS will invest $500,000 in Salmon Arm in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks.

 

“TELUS’ $500,000 investment will enhance our world-class wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Salmon Arm,” said Bert Braybrook, TELUS general manager of Customer Solutions Delivery for the community. “TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our more than 70 local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

 

This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years.

 

TELUS’ commitment also extends to supporting local charities and community organisations.

 

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organisations is near and dear to our hearts. TELUS believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Braybrook. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize. Since 2000, our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. has donated over $100 million dollars and, more importantly, volunteered 2.4 million hours, with our hearts and our hands, to community and charitable organisations. Additionally, the TELUS team will contribute a further $10 million dollars to local, grassroots community projects in 2012.”

 

TELUS’ $500,000 investment in 2012 will:

 

• Further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks in Salmon Arm.

 

• Bring advanced wireless and wireline broadband to nearby rural communities. TELUS has already started this work in the Southern Interior – where the company is investing an average of $650,000 per community to bring broadband service to local residents in Boswell, Appledale, Elko, Blackpool, Jaffray, Christina Lake, Lilttle Shuswap Lake, Upper Nicola, Thrums, Trout Lake, Neskonlith and Siska this year.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2012.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statement:
This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
Shawn.hall@telus.com

 

B-roll of TELUS infrastructure projects in B.C. can be downloaded from the following FTP site:
FTP://209.52.48.241
Username: 12-079
Password: t3lu5

  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS investing $700,000 in Nelson in 2012

Nelson, B.C. – TELUS will invest $700,000 in Nelson in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks.

 

“TELUS’ $700,000 investment will enhance our world-class wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Nelson,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager of Customer Solutions Delivery for the community. “TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our more than 70 local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

 

This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years.

 

TELUS’ commitment also extends to supporting local charities and community organisations.

 

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organisations is near and dear to our hearts. TELUS believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Jenkins. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize. Since 2000, our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. has donated over $100 million dollars and, more importantly, volunteered 2.4 million hours, with our hearts and our hands, to community and charitable organisations. Additionally, the TELUS team will contribute a further $10 million dollars to local, grassroots community projects in 2012.”

 

TELUS’ $700,000 investment in 2012 will:

 

• Further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks in Nelson.

 

• Bring advanced wireless and wireline broadband to nearby rural communities. TELUS has already started this work in the Southern Interior – where the company is investing an average of $650,000 per community to bring broadband service to local residents in Boswell, Appledale, Elko, Blackpool, Jaffray, Christina Lake, Lilttle Shuswap Lake, Upper Nicola, Nelson Lake, Thrums, Trout Lake, Neskonlith and Siska this year.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2012.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statement:
This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
Shawn.hall@telus.com

 

B-roll of TELUS infrastructure projects in B.C. can be downloaded from the following FTP site:
FTP://209.52.48.241
Username: 12-079
Password: t3lu5

  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS investing $150,000 in Nakusp in 2012

Nakusp, B.C. – TELUS will invest $150,000 in Nakusp in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks.

 

“TELUS’ $150,000 investment will enhance our world-class wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Nakusp,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager of Customer Solutions Delivery for the community. “TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

 

This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years.

 

TELUS’ commitment also extends to supporting local charities and community organisations.

 

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organisations is near and dear to our hearts. TELUS believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Jenkins. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize. Since 2000, our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. has donated over $100 million dollars and, more importantly, volunteered 2.4 million hours, with our hearts and our hands, to community and charitable organisations. Additionally, the TELUS team will contribute a further $10 million dollars to local, grassroots community projects in 2012.”

 

TELUS’ $150,000 investment in 2012 will:

 

• Further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks in Nakusp.

 

• Bring advanced wireless and wireline broadband to nearby rural communities. TELUS has already started this work in the Southern Interior – where the company is investing an average of $650,000 per community to bring broadband service to local residents in Boswell, Appledale, Elko, Blackpool, Jaffray, Christina Lake, Lilttle Shuswap Lake, Upper Nicola, Nakusp Lake, Thrums, Trout Lake, Neskonlith and Siska this year.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2012.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statement:
This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
Shawn.hall@telus.com

 

B-roll of TELUS infrastructure projects in B.C. can be downloaded from the following FTP site:
FTP://209.52.48.241
Username: 12-079
Password: t3lu5

  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS investing $300,000 in Invermere in 2012

Invermere, B.C. – TELUS will invest $300,000 in Invermere in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks.

 

“TELUS’ $300,000 investment will enhance our world-class wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Invermere,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager of Customer Solutions Delivery for the community. “TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our nearly 15 local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

 

This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years.

 

TELUS’ commitment also extends to supporting local charities and community organisations.

 

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organisations is near and dear to our hearts. TELUS believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Jenkins. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize. Since 2000, our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. has donated over $100 million dollars and, more importantly, volunteered 2.4 million hours, with our hearts and our hands, to community and charitable organisations. Additionally, the TELUS team will contribute a further $10 million dollars to local, grassroots community projects in 2012.”

 

TELUS’ $300,000 investment in 2012 will:

 

• Further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks in Invermere.

 

• Bring advanced wireless and wireline broadband to nearby rural communities. TELUS has already started this work in the Southern Interior – where the company is investing an average of $650,000 per community to bring broadband service to local residents in Boswell, Appledale, Elko, Blackpool, Jaffray, Christina Lake, Lilttle Shuswap Lake, Upper Nicola, Invermere Lake, Thrums, Trout Lake, Neskonlith and Siska this year.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2012.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statement:
This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

-30-

 

For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
Shawn.hall@telus.com

 

B-roll of TELUS infrastructure projects in B.C. can be downloaded from the following FTP site:
FTP://209.52.48.241
Username: 12-079
Password: t3lu5

  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS investing $205,000 in Fernie in 2012

Fernie, B.C. – TELUS will invest $205,000 in Fernie in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks.

 

“TELUS’ $205,000 investment will enhance our world-class wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Fernie,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager of Customer Solutions Delivery for the community. “TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our more than 10 local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

 

This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years.

 

TELUS’ commitment also extends to supporting local charities and community organisations.

 

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organisations is near and dear to our hearts. TELUS believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Jenkins. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize. Since 2000, our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. has donated over $100 million dollars and, more importantly, volunteered 2.4 million hours, with our hearts and our hands, to community and charitable organisations. Additionally, the TELUS team will contribute a further $10 million dollars to local, grassroots community projects in 2012.”

 

TELUS’ $205,000 investment in 2012 will:

 

• Further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks in Fernie.

 

• Bring advanced wireless and wireline broadband to nearby rural communities. TELUS has already started this work in the Southern Interior – where the company is investing an average of $650,000 per community to bring broadband service to local residents in Boswell, Appledale, Elko, Blackpool, Jaffray, Christina Lake, Lilttle Shuswap Lake, Upper Nicola, Fernie Lake, Thrums, Trout Lake, Neskonlith and Siska this year.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2012.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statement:
This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

-30-

 

For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
Shawn.hall@telus.com

 

B-roll of TELUS infrastructure projects in B.C. can be downloaded from the following FTP site:
FTP://209.52.48.241
Username: 12-079
Password: t3lu5

  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS investing $200,000 in Creston in 2012

Creston, B.C. – TELUS will invest $200,000 in Creston in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks.

 

“TELUS’ $200,000 investment will enhance our world-class wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Creston,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager of Customer Solutions Delivery for the community. “TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our more nearly 15 local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

 

This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years.

 

TELUS’ commitment also extends to supporting local charities and community organisations.

 

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organisations is near and dear to our hearts. TELUS believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Jenkins. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize. Since 2000, our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. has donated over $100 million dollars and, more importantly, volunteered 2.4 million hours, with our hearts and our hands, to community and charitable organisations. Additionally, the TELUS team will contribute a further $10 million dollars to local, grassroots community projects in 2012.”

 

TELUS’ $200,000 investment in 2012 will:

 

• Further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks in Creston.

 

• Bring advanced wireless and wireline broadband to nearby rural communities. TELUS has already started this work in the Southern Interior – where the company is investing an average of $650,000 per community to bring broadband service to local residents in Boswell, Appledale, Elko, Blackpool, Jaffray, Christina Lake, Lilttle Shuswap Lake, Upper Nicola, Creston Lake, Thrums, Trout Lake, Neskonlith and Siska this year.

 

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2012.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statement:
This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

-30-

 

For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
Shawn.hall@telus.com

 

B-roll of TELUS infrastructure projects in B.C. can be downloaded from the following FTP site:
FTP://209.52.48.241
Username: 12-079
Password: t3lu5

  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS investing $3.4 million in Cranbrook in 2012

Cranbrook, B.C. – TELUS will invest $3.4 million in Cranbrook in 2012 to further expand its wireline networks and bring 4G LTE – the fastest wireless technology in the world – to the community.

 

“TELUS’ $3.4 million investment will enhance our world-class wireline networks and introduce the most advanced, fastest wireless technology available in the world today,” said Steve Jenkins, TELUS general manager of Customer Solutions Delivery for the community. “The demand for wireless services is exploding in Cranbrook and TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our 140 local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

 

This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years.

 

TELUS’ commitment also extends to supporting local charities and community organisations.

 

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organisations is near and dear to our hearts. TELUS believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Jenkins. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize. Since 2000, our TELUS family of 25,000 employees and retirees in B.C. has donated over $100 million dollars and, more importantly, volunteered 2.4 million hours, with our hearts and our hands, to community and charitable organisations. Additionally, the TELUS team will contribute a further $10 million dollars to local, grassroots community projects in 2012.”

 

TELUS’ $3.4 million investment in 2012 will:

 

• Extend its new 4G LTE network to Cranbrook. 4G LTE is the most advanced, fastest wireless technology available in the world today.  TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps.

 

• Bring advanced wireless and wireline broadband to nearby rural communities. TELUS has already started this work in the Southern Interior – where the company is investing an average of $650,000 per community to bring broadband service to local residents in Boswell, Appledale, Elko, Blackpool, Jaffray, Christina Lake, Lilttle Shuswap Lake, Upper Nicola, Duncan Lake, Thrums, Trout Lake, Neskonlith and Siska this year.

The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2012.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

Forward looking statement:
This news release contains statements about expected future events of TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from that expressed in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 619-7913
Shawn.hall@telus.com

 

B-roll of TELUS infrastructure projects in B.C. can be downloaded from the following FTP site:
FTP://209.52.48.241
Username: 12-079
Password: t3lu5

  • Posted on 19/4/2012

TELUS teams up with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation to support young entrepreneurs across Canada

TELUS donation will launch seven new businesses

 

TORONTO – TELUS and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced today a milestone campaign that will help young entrepreneurs launch businesses across Canada.

 

TELUS is donating up to $150,000 to CYBF to help seven young entrepreneurs start and succeed in their business venture. For every person that attends a TELUS Challenge event, the company will donate $100* to CYBF in support of the young entrepreneurs. TELUS Challenge events are a year-long event series that supports small businesses with speakers and information to help them in successfully tackling their business challenges. The fundraising goal will be reached through a combination of funds raised through the event series and other efforts throughout the year.

 

“At CYBF, we are delighted to work with TELUS to celebrate and support a culture of youth entrepreneurship in Canada,” said Vivian Prokop, chief executive officer of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. “Teaming up with TELUS on their Challenge events is a unique way for CYBF to gather important intelligence about the challenges facing young entrepreneurs, while celebrating their unique solutions.”

 

“Enabling young entrepreneurs and helping them bring their business ideas to life is an exciting opportunity for us,” said Jim Senko, vice-president of Small and Medium Business Marketing at TELUS. “TELUS is a strong supporter of small business and through this initiative, in partnership with CYBF, we are fostering a more entrepreneurial Canada.”

 

The first donation was made today at TELUS House Toronto in celebration of The Challenge contest, sponsored by TELUS and the Globe and Mail. The contest, now in its second year, invites Canadian small business owners to present their biggest business challenge for the opportunity to win a $100,000 grant from TELUS. To enter the contest, visit Globeandmail.com/thechallenge. The contest closes May 28, 2012.

 

*up to a maximum of $150,000.

 

About the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) - Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national organization, we are dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. CYBF is a member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) and founder of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES). For more information about CYBF, please visit www.cybf.ca.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com

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For more information contact:

 

Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)

Nicolee Tattersall

Manager, Media Relations

E-mail: ntattersall@cybf.ca

Phone: 416-408-2923 x2208

 

Elisabeth Napolano                                                     

TELUS Media Relations                                              

416-906-9830                                                             

Elisabeth.Napolano@telus.com