TELUS Uses 5G To Bring Rural Canadians In B.C. & Alberta Home Internet Speeds Up To 100 Mbps

TELUS is utilizing its Smart Hub technology and award-winning 5G network to bring Canada’s fastest fixed wireless Internet speeds to nearly 60 rural communities across B.C. and Alberta by the end of the year. Residents in these communities will be the first in the country to access home Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps through TELUS’ 5G network, which is up to four times faster than speeds currently available through a 4G network. With these faster 5G Internet speeds, customers can simultaneously stream their favourite shows, game, surf the web, make video calls, and work or learn remotely. TELUS Smart Hub uses a fixed wireless connection that is powered by our 5G network to deliver faster home Internet speeds, making this an innovative alternative for customers living in remote communities or areas that are more challenging to serve with a traditional broadband connection. Residents in Leduc, Alberta and Terrace, B.C., now have access to these ultrafast speeds, which we will expand to communities across both provinces in the months ahead.

TELUS has a long-standing track record of investing in critical infrastructure and world-leading network technology across Canada:

  • As part of their $54 billion investment in infrastructure and operations across Canada through 2024, TELUS’ 5G network now reaches 70 per cent of the Canadian population. TELUS has proudly connected customers in 744 urban and rural communities to their 5G network.
  • Since 2013, TELUS has invested more than $5 billion to connect 137 communities and 56 First Nations across B.C., Alberta, and parts of Quebec to our gigabit PureFibre network.

TELUS has also earned multiple accolades in respect to our global-leading networks. Most recently, TELUS was rated the fastest mobile network for the eighth consecutive time by UK-based Opensignal. Additionally, TELUS’ wireless network earned the title of North America’s Fastest Mobile Network and for the ninth consecutive time, we were named Canada’s Fastest Mobile Network from Seattle-based Ookla. In 2021 alone, TELUS was recognized by other independent industry-leading experts, including Victoria-based Tutela and New York-based J.D. Power, building on an outstanding record of achievement with respect to network excellence. Notably, these awards are based on TELUS’ national networks, inclusive of both urban and rural coverage.

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