Telus Investing $7 Million in Manitoba in 2012 Including $160K Donation to Cancer Foundation

by Techvibes NewsDesk

Vancouver-based telecom giant Telus announced today it will invest more than $7 million in Manitoba this year to further expand and enhance its wireless service.

This is slightly less than the $840 million it is investing in Quebec and the $650 million it is investing in Ontario.

“Telus’ $7 million investment will enhance our world-class wireless network for Manitobans living and working in the province,” said Michael Sangster, Telus vice-president. “Telus is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our nearly 100 team members and retirees and for the support of our customers.”

Telus’ $7 million investment will expand and enhance its state-of-the-art 4G wireless network, which offers manufacturer’s 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.

“As important as our infrastructure investments are to our success, our commitment to local community organizations is near and dear to our hearts. Telus believes deeply in the symbiotic relationship between the success of business and the welfare of our communities,” continued Sangster. “We embrace a simple philosophy – we give where we live – and we take great pride in the social outcomes we are helping to realize.”

As a part of this commitment, Telus will contribute $25 on behalf of every new smartphone customer in Winnipeg—up to $160,000—to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation through the Phones for Good campaign. The campaign will run until December 5 and will help fund paediatric oncology clinical trials to help children with cancer receive safe treatments.

Telus Corp.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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