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Telus plans $130M in upgrades for Manitoba

National telecommunications company Telus plans to spend $130 million in Manitoba over the next three years on new infrastructure and wireless-technology upgrades.

The British-Columbia-based firm said the upgrades will include:

  • Extending its high-speed technology, called 4G LTE, to more Manitoba communities by deploying some of the additional spectrum it recently acquired in a national auction.
  • Installing dozens of new wireless sites to enhance coverage and data capacity in rural and urban areas of the province.
  • Expanding the reach of its Telus health-care solutions service, which provides electronic medical records to more than 12,500 Canadian physicians.

"Our wireless network has expanded rapidly across Manitoba over the past decade," Telus executive chairman Darren Entwistle said in a written statement released today.

"By the end of 2016 Telus’ investment in operations and infrastructure in Manitoba since 2000 will exceed $670 million," he added. "Moreover, Telus has also remitted income, payroll, property, sales and other taxes totalling more than $52.3 million to provincial and municipal governments in Manitoba since 2000."

Telus provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and health-care IT services.



Updated on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM CDT:
Corrects that Telus is based in British Columbia

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