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Nanaimo, B.C. – TELUS has invested $300,000 to build a new wireless site in Nanaimo to meet the growing demand for wireless services in the Departure Bay area. This investment will add more network capacity to the existing 4G wireless coverage within the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, as well as surrounding residences and businesses.

 

TELUS is committed to bringing our customers the best possible wireless service, and the investments we continue to make in our world-class network have already made it the most extensive in the province, reaching 99 per cent of the population,” said Ray Lawson, TELUS general manager for Vancouver Island. “Due to the explosive growth in smartphone use, there has been a dramatic increase in traffic on the network, particularly in congested areas like a ferry terminal. The investment we have just made in Nanaimo increases wireless capacity in and around Departure Bay to ensure excellent service today and into the future as more and more residents and visitors to our community adopt smartphones and other wireless devices.”

 

This investment is part of $9.6 million in infrastructure upgrades being made in Nanaimo in 2012 alone and builds upon the $26 billion TELUS has already invested in technology and operations throughout the province since 2000.


About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.5 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 550,000 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 telus.com.

 

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For information, please contact:

 

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
604-697-8176

shawn.hall@telus.com