Earlier this Month, it was announced that Telus is spending millions to connect B.C homes and businesses to its fibre optic network.

TELUS is investing $18 million to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Fort St. John and the community of Charlie Lake, and an additional $10 million to connect the same amount of homes and businesses in Dawson Creek.

Planning is currently underway, and construction work will begin in the spring, with TELUS anticipating the connection of all homes and businesses before the end of 2016.

“Direct fibre connection unleashes infinite possibilities now and into the future,” said Tony Geheran, TELUS Executive Vice-President and President of Broadband Networks.

“Along with enhancing the connectivity residents enjoy in their homes, this investment will dramatically enhance the speeds and capacity available to local businesses both small and large, enabling entrepreneurs and organizations to thrive locally while reaching global audiences through the growing digital economy.”

According to a press release on Telus’ website, the gigabit-enabled fibre optic network is among the most advanced communications infrastructure available in the world today, enabling connected residents to enjoy the Internet at speeds of up to 150 megabits per second.

Interested businesses, schools, healthcare providers, and institutions can access additional speed and capacity.

The new fibre optic infrastructure will also be the backbone of TELUS’ wireless network, enabling more wireless capacity and speed as part of TELUS’ commitment to invest $4 billion throughout B.C. through 2018.

For more information, please visit telus.com/fortstjohn and telus.com/dawsoncreek.