TELUS invests $ 80 million in the Greater Quebec City area in 2017 and connects thousands of homes and businesses to fiber optics

QUA�BEC, QUEBEC -TELUS is investing $ 80 million in the Quebec City and ChaudiAre-Appalaches regions this year to continue the deployment of its fiber network Optics to family homes and businesses in nearly 20 communities including Armagh, Islet, Portneuf, Sainte-Claire, Saint-Janvier-de-Joly, Saint-Malachie and Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. This deployment, in conjunction with the federal government’s Connecting Canada program, enables TELUS customers to take advantage of the world’s most advanced technology.

TELUS ‘significant investment also enables the company to improve the performance, capacity and speed of its wireless network throughout the region by upgrading its infrastructure to include the latest LTE technology, Long-term evolution) and new advanced equipment.

“Our 650 members of the Quebec City region team believe in the intelligent future to propel not only the economy of the Capitale-Nationale, but also all the rural communities around it,” said Clement Audet , Vice President, TELUS Consumer Market. “A direct connection to our PureFibre network allows us to multiply the possibilities of the Internet, now and for the future. It is the backbone that supports the turn of the companies towards the digital age and which greatly improves the Internet speeds for families, both when sending and receiving data. The investment in our LTE wireless network also allows our customers to carry their connected experience on the go. “

With its PureFibre network, TELUS is redefining the Internet standard with a whole new range of symmetric packages, delivering speeds as fast as sending and receiving Internet data. TELUS is the only provider in Quebec to offer a full range of symmetrical Internet services over 100 Mb / s. While Internet-related technologies and demand will continue to evolve over the next few years, TELUS will offer Faster speeds and increased capacity to accompany increasingly connected future generations.

To date, 100,000 residences in the region of Quebec have access to TELUS ‘home fiber network, and by the end of 2018, more than 100 communities will be able to take advantage of To TELUS symmetrical high-speed Internet packages.

A commitment that goes beyond infrastructure

Last year, TELUS, its 650 members of the regional team and its Community Investment Committee in Quebec City, have $ 1.1 million to 70 organizations and events in Quebec City and ChaudiAre-Appalaches. For example, last year the TELUS Community Investment Committee gave $ 10,000 to Moisson Beauce for an intergenerational program where high school students were able to learn more about the benefits of volunteering by interacting with volunteers. ‘experience. PurNat has also received a $ 20,000 donation from the company for the creation of a web showcase that identifies illegal dumps in eastern Quebec and then eradicates them.

Among organizations in the Greater Quebec City area that have recently received financial support from TELUS:

The Reno-Jouets Foundation with an intergenerational volunteer project to sort, clean and repair toys for the poor young people of the Quebec City area.

Moisson-Beauce to assist in the safe diet of disadvantaged families in Saint-Georges-de-Beauce.

Universite Laval to provide advanced technological equipment to the Faculty of Pharmacy so that students can benefit from practical experience throughout their university education.

The teams of the Rouge et Or of the University LAVAL to support the next generation of sport.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T) (NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest growing national telecommunications company with annual revenues of $ 12.8 billion and more than $ 12.7 million. Customers, including 8.6 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines, and over 1 million subscribers to TELUS TV services. TELUS offers a full range of communications products and services including mobile, voice and data services, IP services, television, video and entertainment services. In the area of health, TELUS is the largest provider of computer systems in Canada and globally,

TELUS and its current and retired team members contributed more than $ 482 million to charitable and non-profit organizations, and offered the equivalent of more than Million community volunteer days since 2000. The twelve TELUS Community Investment Committees in Canada and the five overseas committees oversee actions to support local charities. They have provided more than $ 60 million to support 5,595 local projects that contribute to the lives of more than 2 million children and youth each year. TELUS was honored to be named the most outstanding philanthropic company in the world by 2010, Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. As stated in our Social Responsibility Report, our commitment to sustainability is inspired by nature to ensure a healthier future for all.

Source: TELUS Corporation