$350 million will also be spent expanding access to high speed internet to 97 per cent of British Columbians. 50 First Nations communities like the Doig River 70 kilometres northeast of Fort St. John will also be connected to high speed internet, with a $23 million investment. 35 remote communities will also be connected to the broadband network.
Telus President and CEO Darren Entwistle says, "Telus’ $3 billion investment over the next three years will support significant economic and community development in every region of British Columbia. We will continue to expand wireline broadband access to rural and remote communities and deliver the world’s fastest wireless technology to almost 90 per cent of British Columbians by the end of this year."