TELUS Investing $55 Million in Montreal in 2014

TELUS Investing $55 Million in Montreal in 2014 
TELUS continues to deploy the world's fastest wireless technology and
extends fibre optic network coverage to local companies 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 --   TELUS (TSX:
T)(NYSE: TU) is investing $55 million in the metropolitan area this
year to expand the reach of the world's fastest wireless technology
and continue connecting area businesses to fibre optics. 
"We expect Canadians' mobile data usage to increase ninefold in the
next five years, and Montrealers are leading the charge," said
Francois Gratton, president of TELUS Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
"This is why it is essential to keep investing in our high-speed
networks, supporting day-to-day business activities, entertainment
services,and access to indispensable health care. Our business
strategy has remained unchanged for the past 13 years: we are
harnessing the power of the Internet to offer customers the best
experience at home, at work and on the move. It is a commitment that
the 3,500 TELUS team members in the metropolitan area care deeply
about. Our efforts are working, as our customers have recognized us
as the most recommended telecommunications provider in Quebec." 
This year, TELUS' infrastructure investment will advance services for
the benefit of Montreal residents by:  


 
 
--  Expanding LTE technology so even more customers in the metropolitan area
    can enjoy the world's fastest wireless technology, whether for listening
    to music, watching videos or holding a video conference. Over 80 per
    cent of the Quebec population will have access to LTE technology by the
    end of 2014 thanks to TELUS. 
--  Meeting the increasing demand for wireless data by rapidly deploying
    700MHz spectrum, enhancing the already world-leading speed, coverage and
    reliability TELUS customers experience. 
--  Connecting more businesses to fibre optics, particularly in the area's
    industrial parks and business districts. These dedicated high-speed
    networks and the TELUS Intelligent Internet Data Centre in Rimouski are
    driving flexible cloud-computing technologies managed and hosted by
    TELUS. 
--  Continuing to protect TELUS customers against digital security threats,
    notably through the recent acquisition of Enode, which delivers advanced
    information security and risk management technologies. 
--  Expanding the reach of TELUS' healthcare solutions, which currently
    provide electronic medical records to more than 12,500 Canadian
    physicians across the country and support 45 million interactions with
    patients every year. 

This significant investment in Montreal is part of TELUS' $1.3 billion
investment commitment in Quebec though 2016. TELUS' cumulative
investment in operations and infrastructure in Quebec since 2000 will
exceed $20 billion by the end of 2016.  
As significant as TELUS' investments in its networks and
infrastructure are, the company's community involvement is also
crucial. Since 2000, TELUS, its 6,000 team members, 1,500 retirees
and community boards in Quebec have done 390,000 hours of volunteer
work and donated $44 million to organizations in the province. Last
year, TELUS gave $3 million to 100 Montreal-area organizations,
including La Maison Tangente, CyberCap, Fondation Tel-Jeunes, The
Lighthouse Children and Families, L'Itineraire and Toujours ensemble. 
The capital investment disclosed in this release is consistent with
TELUS' overall capital expenditure guidance for 2014, issued on
February 13, 2014.  
About TELUS  
TELUS (TSX: T)(NYSE: TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national
telecommunications company, with $11.4 billion of annual revenue and
13.3 million customer connections, including 7.8 million wireless
subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million
Internet subscribers and 815,000 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 video.  
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4
million hours of service to local communities since 2000. 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. 
Forward looking statement: 
This news release contains statements about expected future events
including TELUS' projected multi-year capital and operating
expenditures, which include spectrum licence purchases that are
forward-looking. The investments described for 2015 and 2016 are
subject to the ongoing review and approval of TELUS' Board of
Directors. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the
Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to
inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the
forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements
as a number of factors (such as regulatory and government decisions,
the competitive environment, economic conditions, our ability to
purchase spectrum licences through auctions or third-parties, and our
earnings, free cash flow and financial position) could cause actual
capital and operating expenditures to differ materially from those
expressed in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, this news
release is subject to the disclaimer and qualified by the assumptions
(including the assumptions for our 2014 annual guidance, semi-annual
dividend increases through 2016, ability to sustain and complete our
multi-year share purchase programs through 2016), qualifications and
risk factors referred to in the 2013 annual report, which are
specifically incorporated by reference herein, and in other TELUS
public disclosure documents and filings with securities commissions
in Canada (on SEDAR at sedar.com) and in the United States (on EDGAR
at sec.gov). Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention
or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements. 
Contacts:
Jacinthe Beaulieu
TELUS Media Relations
Jacinthe.beaulieu@telus.com
418-318-6102
 
 
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