Beginning this summer, TELUS will be connecting more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Wetaskiwin directly to fibre optic cables. This build – which comes at no cost to the municipality or its residents – will bring the most advanced communications infrastructure in the world to Wetaskiwin, and increase internet speeds up to 100 megabits per second. Currently, the average internet speed is between 15 and 20 megabits per second.
“This significant multi-million dollar investment by TELUS in Wetaskiwin will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the community,” said TELUS general manager Nader Hodaly. “Not only will customers here have incredible Internet speeds and access to more choice with Optik TV, having the fastest Internet infrastructure available in the world today means Wetaskiwin businesses will be opened up to a world of innovation and global markets.”
“Wetaskiwin is thrilled to be selected for this project, which is coming at no cost to the municipality or its residents” said Mayor Bill Elliot. “We recognize that fast internet connection speeds make a community more attractive, and that we have to stay competitive in this area to attract and retain residents and business. We thank TELUS for their investment in our community.”