TELUS and the government of Canada will jointly invest C$15 million to deploy a submarine fiber-optic cable between Sept-Iles and the Gaspesie region in an effort to improve the reliability of high-speed Internet service on the North Shore. The cable will guarantee continuity of Internet, TV and wireline and wireless phone services to communities located between Baie-Comeau and Blanc-Sablon. TELUS also plans to invest more than C$300 million to expand its PureFibre network to 93% of Greater Quebec City and Eastern Quebec residents, and it has obtained 600 MHz spectrum licenses in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec for C$931 million.
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