"This $220 million investment will support our growth across all Quebec markets, whether within the business, residential or consumer segments. We believe that leading edge technologies and robust infrastructures are critical performance catalysts for a prosperous future and economy," notes François Côté, President of TELUS Quebec and TELUS Health Solutions. "A major growth employer in Quebec, TELUS has invested nearly $8.4 billion in capital and operating expenditures in Quebec since 2000. TELUS provides our local communities with access to leading telecommunications products and services in the industry. We are pleased that these investments will generate opportunities that will help drive the competitiveness of Quebec’s economy."
TELUS has invested, year after year in the expansion and deployment of its wireless and wireline networks for Québec’s business market. Our fiber optic network, available to businesses across the Quebec territory, provides access to higher-capacity broadband services. TELUS’ infrastructure will support the deployment and integration of health technologies to expand its solutions, promote growth within the industry and transform the delivery of healthcare services across the Quebec health network.
This $220 million investment in the province of Quebec also targets the upgrade of TELUS’ wireless network, already the fastest in Canada. Beginning this spring, TELUS will offer even faster mobile Internet access with its network upgrade to 4G (HSPA+ Dual Cell), which will allow browsing at manufacturer peak rated download and upload speeds of up to 42 megabits per second (Mbps) and 11 Mbps respectively.
TELUS subscribers in Eastern Quebec and in the Greater Quebec City area may now access the new TELUS OPTIK network, which supports a range of innovative services including our TELUS OPTIK television and OPTIK Internet services. By leveraging the most advanced IP technology, TELUS helps its clients to enjoy the many benefits of the power of the Web. With this latest technological advance, TELUS will ensure that it continues to offer subscribers the most innovative technology available.
TELUS’ commitment to Quebec communities extends beyond its infrastructure and new services. [March 11, 2011]
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