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Improvements part of TELUS' $7 million investment to expand its wireless network throughout Manitoba in 2012

 

Brandon, MB – TELUS announced today its 4G wireless service is now available in Brandon. Today’s announcement is part of the company’s $7 million capital investment to further expand and enhance its wireless service in Manitoba in 2012.

 

The new wireless coverage brings TELUS 4G speed and reliability to Brandon and the surrounding communities including Carberry, Austin and MacGregor. Manitoba's 4G coverage is also available in and around Winnipeg, Highway 59 from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach, and Highway 1 from Winnipeg to Portage La Prairie on the way to Brandon. TELUS’ wireless coverage map for Manitoba is available here: http://www.telusmobility.com/en/MB/canada_travel/index.shtml

 

“Through the continued expansion of our network in Manitoba, we are able to provide even more customers with a new choice for their wireless service,” said Brent Johnston, vice-president of Mobility Solutions at TELUS. “TELUS is committed to providing our customers in Manitoba and across Canada the best wireless experience in urban and rural areas from coast to coast, and we are thrilled to offer our customers in Brandon access to our blazing fast 4G network.”

 

TELUS’ $7 million investment expands and enhances its state-of-the-art 4G wireless network – which now includes Brandon – offering manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps (with expected average speeds of 7 to 14 Mbps) and builds on the more than $700 million the company has invested in technology and operations in Manitoba since 2000. TELUS’ 4G wireless network now reaches about 73 per cent of Manitobans.

 

Since 2000, TELUS and our family of nearly 100 team members and retirees in Manitoba has donated more than $1.4 million and volunteered 1,000 hours with our hearts and our hands to community and charitable organizations including $49,000 to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation through TELUS’ Phones for Good campaign, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba.

 

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.6 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million customer connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 595,000 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. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards 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 media inquiries, please contact:

 

Chris Gerritsen
TELUS Media Relations
(403) 530-4919

chris.gerritsen@telus.com