Telus this week announced major investments in BC and Alberta totalling more than $34 billion.
The investment, part of a broader $70 billion Telus intends to spend across Canada, is expected to create roughly 14,000 new job opportunities though 2026.
“This generational investment … is a true demonstration of Telus’ long-standing commitment to improving the lives of Canadians by connecting communities from coast-to-coast,” said Darren Entwistle, CEO. “Our broadband technology is supporting critical, transformational change in respect of enabling online healthcare, education and teleworking flexibility, and accelerating Canada’s digital economy and society for heightened productivity, competitiveness and human welfare outcomes in the post-pandemic period.”
The Telus investment will be used to expand its network infrastructure, operations, and spectrum across BC and Alberta, according to a statement from the company.
Telus stated last year that the deployment of its 5G network will create a grand total of 250,000 jobs—and contribute a staggering $150 billion to Canada’s economy—over the next 20 years.