Telus announced yesterday that it is using its Smart Hub technology and 5G network to bring faster fixed wireless internet speeds to nearly 60 rural communities in British Columbia and Alberta by the end of the year. year.
Residents of these communities will be the first in the country to access home internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps on Telus’ 5G network, which is up to four times faster than speeds currently available on a 4G network. With these faster 5G internet speeds, customers can simultaneously stream their favorite shows, game, surf the web, make video calls, and work or learn remotely, the company explained.
Telus Smart Hub has a fixed wireless connection that uses the company’s 5G network to deliver faster home internet speeds, making it an alternative for customers living in remote communities or more difficult-to-reach areas. serve with a traditional broadband connection. Residents of Leduc, Alberta and Terrace, British Columbia now have access to these fast speeds. The company says it will bring these speeds to communities in both provinces in the coming months.
As part of Telus’ $54 billion investment in infrastructure and operations across Canada through 2024, the company’s 5G network already reaches 70% of the Canadian population. It has connected customers in 744 urban and rural communities to its 5G network. Since 2013, Telus says it has invested more than $5 billion to connect 137 communities and 56 First Nations in British Columbia, Alberta and parts of Quebec to its gigabit PureFibre network.
“No matter where you live, you should have access to fast, reliable and secure wireless and Internet services. This is the first time a Canadian company has used the speed and reliability of its 5G network to provide rural households with internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps,” said Zainul Mawji, Executive Vice President and President of Home Solutions & Customer Excellence at Telus. . “It’s an innovation that bridges digital divides and ensures that people in remote communities have the same online access as those living in urban areas. These continued investments in our world-class networks are connecting more rural Canadians to essential online services, such as healthcare, education, smart home and online security, and improving outcomes. social and economic.