Improvements part of TELUS' $7 million investment to expand its wireless
network throughout Manitoba in 2012
BRANDON, MB, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - TELUS announced today its 4G wireless
service is now available in Brandon. Today's announcement is part of the
company's $7 million capital investment to further expand and enhance its
wireless service in Manitoba in 2012.
The new wireless coverage brings TELUS 4G speed and reliability to Brandon and
the surrounding communities including Carberry, Austin and MacGregor.
Manitoba's 4G coverage is also available in and around Winnipeg, Highway 59
from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach, and Highway 1 from Winnipeg to Portage La
Prairie on the way to Brandon. TELUS' wireless coverage map for Manitoba is
available here: http://www.telusmobility.com/en/MB/canada_travel/index.shtml
"Through the continued expansion of our network in Manitoba, we are able to
provide even more customers with a new choice for their wireless service,"
said Brent Johnston, vice-president of Mobility Solutions at TELUS. "TELUS is
committed to providing our customers in Manitoba and across Canada the best
wireless experience in urban and rural areas from coast to coast, and we are
thrilled to offer our customers in Brandon access to our blazing fast 4G
TELUS' $7 million investment expands and enhances its state-of-the-art 4G
wireless network - which now includes Brandon - offering manufacturers' rated
peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps (with expected average speeds of 7 to 14
Mbps) and builds on the more than $700 million the company has invested in
technology and operations in Manitoba since 2000. TELUS' 4G wireless network
now reaches about 73 per cent of Manitobans.
Since 2000, TELUS and our family of nearly 100 team members and retirees in
Manitoba has donated more than $1.4 million and volunteered 1,000 hours with
our hearts and our hands to community and charitable organizations including
$49,000 to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation through TELUS' Phones for Good
campaign, the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and the University of
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company
in Canada, with $10.6 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million customer
connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline
network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 595,000 TELUS TV
customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS'
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Chris Gerritsen TELUS Media Relations (403) 530-4919 email@example.com
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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