THUNDER BAY – The battle for the best wireless service in Thunder Bay continues. TELUS is investing $700,000 in Thunder Bay this year to expand and enhance wireless coverage for area residents to meet growing demand, including access to the world’s fastest wireless technology, called 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE).
“TELUS’ $700,000 investment right here in Thunder Bay means more people and businesses will have access to the world’s most advanced wireless network, on the latest technology,” said Hilen Wong, TELUS director of national retail. “The demand for advanced communications services is growing in Thunder Bay, and TELUS is committed to bringing the best experience to every community where we operate.”
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This investment is part of a $650 million, three-year commitment to invest in Ontario made last year and builds upon the $24 billion TELUS has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province since 2000.
TELUS’ investment in communities extends past providing customers with world-class technology. As members of every community TELUS services, TELUS, our team members and retirees give where we live, supporting grassroots and community organizations across Ontario.
“At TELUS we truly see ourselves as members of each community where we operate across Ontario, and we recognize our investment in local organizations is as important as our investment in technology and infrastructure,” continued Wong “Our simple philosophy, We Give Where We Live, has encouraged our TELUS family more than 8,000 employees and retirees in Ontario donate over $48 million and, more importantly, volunteered more than 300,000 hours to community and charitable organizations since 2000.”
The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with TELUS’ overall capital expenditure guidance for 2013.
What is LTE?
The world’s fastest wireless technology, called 4G LTE, offers Internet speeds two to three times faster than past technology, offering TELUS customers connections as fast as their home Internet on their smartphones, tablets and Internet keys. In the last year, TELUS rolled out LTE to more than 80 per cent of the population in Ontario, and will connect even more by the end of 2013.
What is We Give Where We Live?
At TELUS, we give where we live. Whether through our locally focused Community Boards, Community Action Teams, charitable partnerships or employee and customer engagement programs, we are committed to building stronger and healthier communities.
On May 25, 2013, 13,000 TELUS team members, retirees and family members participated in the eighth annual TELUS Day of Giving, volunteering their time at more than 500 local activities nationwide. They helped out at children’s hospitals, fed homeless citizens, sorted thousands of pounds of food bank donations, pulled invasive plants out of cherished parks, and helped clean up and maintain the buildings and grounds of dozens of charities.
There are eight TELUS Community Action Teams in Canada that provide funding to grassroots and local organizations. Since inception in 2007, the Community Action Teams have contributed more than $1.3 million to both national and grassroots charitable organizations and supported more than 458 community projects.