TELUS completed 150 km network that reaches 16 cities, in Vancouver island, that will enjoy broadband Internet even for the very first time for some of the communities. The network will improve the healthcare, education and business, thanks to the access to new technologies.
To Territories of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nations from the Sayward Junction to Port McNeill, TELUS said the building presented it with some unique challenges, they even took four years to do preliminary engineering and environmental reviews.
Using specialized equipment to place the optical fiber in narrow but deep trenches, this way they eliminated the need for road-side logging. TELUS builded in collaboration with the Kwakiutl Band Council, local governments, businesses and community groups.
"Whether we are connecting people by improving the safety of our provincial highways or by expanding our digital networks, these important investments will improve access for local residents to services and resources," said Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, Amrik Virk. "This commitment by TELUS to grow B.C.'s digital infrastructure means North Island communities can better compete in the global marketplace."
Customers are already taking advantage of the new network, the Canadian Telecom, but the full moving to the network will take place by the end of this year.
Source: TELUS press release