Telus to invest $700k in infrastructure

The investment by Telus in the Williams Lake area will focus, for the most part, on improving existing telecommunications infrastructure, not building new.

  • Mar. 22, 2011 1:00 p.m.

The investment by Telus in the Williams Lake area will focus, for the most part, on improving existing telecommunications infrastructure, not building new.

The $700,000 the company has earmarked for the community will be divided between wire and wireless service with the intent of preventing dropped calls, providing higher data speeds and improving overall coverage.

That, says the company, requires expanding antennas on Telus’s cellular sites as well as upgrading and expanding its fibre-optic network.

Residents in the Borland Valley area may see an improvement in their service, as they will receive wired service that will improve opportunities for high-speed Internet in the area.

Generally, says Bert Braybrook, director of customer solutions delivery for Telus, the company’s goal is to improve coverage for those who already have it.

They will not, says Braybrook, be building any new sites this year.