TELUS to improve service in Williams Lake

The City of Williams Lake welcomes the announcement of a $3 million infrastructure investment in the community from TELUS.

  • May. 20, 2014 2:00 p.m.

The City of Williams Lake welcomes the announcement of a $3 million infrastructure investment in the community from TELUS.

The TELUS investment this year will expand the reach of TELUS’ Internet-based TV service Optik TV; increase available Internet speeds; enhance wireless capacity including access to the world’s fastest wireless technology, called 4G LTE; and connect more homes and businesses to high-speed Internet. TELUS services will be advanced by:

• Installing new wireless sites to expand the reach of LTE and enhance wireless capacity by filling in coverage gaps

• Introducing Optik TV to more local residences

• Bringing faster Internet speeds to residents and businesses

• Updating older infrastructure and technology to enhance network reliability

• Providing access to innovative healthcare IT solutions

TELUS is upgrading its telecommunications equipment serving West Ridge and Glendale overnight May 21-22. The upgrades will enhance the reliability and speed of TELUS’ service in the area

It is anticipated the work will take 15 minutes sometime between 11 p.m. May 21 and 5 a.m. May 22. Crews will work to complete the upgrade as quickly as possible, minimizing the disruption to the community.

TELUS landline services including local calls, long distance and 911 calling in both communities will be briefly unavailable.

Mobile services will not be impacted; meaning cellular calls to 911 or cellular to cellular calls within and outside the area will be available.

Local emergency operations personnel have been notified and are taking the appropriate measures.

TELUS thanks its customers for their patience and understanding.

 

Just Posted

Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are seen being prepared on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Hundreds of children, ages 12 to 15, received the Pfizer vaccine at the DeKalb Pediatric Center, just days after it was approved for use within their age group. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
One death, 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

The death is connected to the outbreak at Spring Valley long-term care in Kelowna

(File photo)
Firearms investigation on Winger Road the result of increased gang activity: RCMP

When police attempted to stop a vehicle, it sped away

Shearwater is located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the West Coast of B.C. (Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association photo)
Heiltsuk Nation buys historic Shearwater Resort and Marina

Chief Marilyn Slett said Heiltsuk Nation has always valued its relationship with the company

Prince Rupert was one of the first B.C. communities targeted for mass vaccination after a steep rise in infections. Grey area marks community-wide vaccine distribution. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C. tracks big drop in COVID-19 infections after vaccination

Prince Rupert, Indigenous communities show improvement

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The bodies of Carlo and Erick Fryer were discovered by a local couple walking on a remote forest road in Naramata on May 10. (Submitted)
Kamloops brothers identified as pair found dead near Penticton

The bodies of Carlo and Erick Fryer were discovered by a local couple walking

Municipal governments around B.C. have emergency authority to conduct meetings online, use mail voting and spend reserve funds on operation expenses. (Penticton Western News)
Online council meetings, mail-in voting option to be extended in B.C.

Proposed law makes municipal COVID-19 exceptions permanent

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
British Columbians aged 20+ can book for vaccine Saturday, those 18+ on Sunday

‘We are also actively working to to incorporate the ages 12 to 17 into our immunization program’

The AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)
2nd person in B.C. diagnosed with rare blood clotting after AstraZeneca vaccine

The man, in his 40s, is currently receiving care at a hospital in the Fraser Health region

Brian Peach rescues ducklings from a storm drain in Smithers May 12. (Lauren L’Orsa video screen shot)
VIDEO: Smithers neighbours rescue ducklings from storm drain

Momma and babies made it safely back to the creek that runs behind Turner Way

Signage for ICBC, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, is shown in Victoria, B.C., on February 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
$150 refunds issued to eligible customers following ICBC’s switch to ‘enhanced care’

Savings amassed from the insurance policy change will lead to one-time rebates for close to 4 million customers

Police investigate a fatal 2011 shooting in a strip mall across from Central City Shopping Centre, which was deemed a gang hit. The Mayor’s Gang Task Force zeroed in on ways to reduce gang involvement and activity. (File photo)
COVID-19 could be a cause in public nature of B.C. gang violence: expert

Martin Bouchard says the pandemic has changed people’s routines and they aren’t getting out of their homes often, which could play a role in the brazen nature of shootings

Most Read