Telus announced $1B fiber build out in Edmonton

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-telus-fibre-optic-network-will-help-spur-the-next-wave-of-socia...


The TELUS fibre optic network is among the most advanced communications infrastructure available in the world today. When the service is launched in Edmonton later this year, local residents and businesses will be able to take advantage of Internet speeds of up to 150 megabits per second - a dramatically faster service made possible by a direct fibre optic network connection. In coming years, TELUS plans to offer families and businesses in Edmonton increasingly higher speeds over this gigabit-enabled network. Importantly, local healthcare providers, educators and technology companies will also be able to draw upon the network to completely reimagine how they deliver existing services and develop entirely new solutions.


"Our $1 billion investment in Edmonton will create Canada's largest urban centre with nearly ubiquitous access to the fastest and most reliable Internet services to dramatically improve the way Edmontonians live, work and socialise in a digital world," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS' Executive Chair. "TELUS is committed to better connecting citizens by linking homes, hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacists, businesses, schools, libraries and municipal governments directly to our fibre optic network, bringing advanced broadband services and unparalleled security to the entire connected community. Indeed, with less than 10 per cent of North Americans currently linked to a fibre optic network, TELUS is providing a distinct advantage to the city and its citizens who will ultimately have superior access to economic growth opportunities, critical healthcare solutions, world-class education programs and exciting social applications to enhance their fast-moving consumer lifestyles."

Andy1
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I saw this announcement in the newspaper and I think that it is wonderful. A week or so ago a Telus employee came to our front door and began talking about fibre-optic cable in our neighbourhood in South Edmonton. She gave us the impression that the cable had already been installed in our area. I would like to know if that is true or not? I know that the telephone cable coming underground into the house from the box out in the street is still a plain twisted pair of copper wire so that cable has not been upgraded but perhaps the cable coming to the box in the street is now a fibre-optic cable. How can I find out if this is so? We live in the vicinity of 106 St. and 32A Ave.

Community Power User
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There is likely fiber running to the main box for the area you live in but not directly to the house yet. Brand new areas will have had fiber installed. Telus will have to run fiber to the individual houses still.