TELUS will be investing $13 million to expand its network in Lloydminster.
The company is looking to increase internet speeds for residents and businesses, expand the 4G LTE network throughout the community and prepare wireless sites for future 5G service.
“We look forward to connecting more Albertans to TELUS PureFibre and our industry-leading wireless networks, attracting new industries and innovators to the province and Lloydminster, while supporting the jobs of today and those that have yet to be imagined,” says TELUS President and CEO Darren Entwistle.
Lloydminster Mayor Gerald Aalbers commends the MLA and the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce for their work in bringing the expanded services to the region.
“The landscape of technology changes daily and Telus’s commitment to Lloydminster and the rural areas surrounding us ensures we remain competitive as a place where businesses can build and grow.”
Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright MLA Garth Rowswell says the expansion will meet the needs voiced by the community.
“Municipal and business leaders in my rural riding are clamouring for improved broadband connectivity. TELUS’ focus on innovation in healthcare technology, agricultural technology and preparations for a 5G network should allow for rural ridings, such as mine, to rightly experience services currently enjoyed in urban centres.”
The investment is a part of a $16 billion investment by TELUS into communities across Alberta over five years ending in 2023.