FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – TELUS’ 5G network is expanding to 187 B.C. communities, including Fort St. John.

Last week, the telecommunications company announced a $54 billion investment in infrastructure and operations across the country through 2024. Telus plans to expand into 529 communities across the country, providing speeds up to 1.7 Gbps by the end of 2021.

“In addition to the 38,000 job opportunities TELUS will create for Canadians in the next four years across our vast partner ecosystem, the deployment of 5G will create 250,000 jobs and contribute $150 billion to Canada’s economy over the next 20 years,” said a May 6th Telus news release.

“The significant investments we are making in our world-leading networks to rapidly expand our 5G footprint and PureFibre infrastructure are enabling us to connect more Canadians to the people, resources, and critical information they need as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO.