VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. (TSX:T) says it will invest $650 million this year on infrastructure in British Columbia to deliver more high-speed Internet, high-definition TV and advanced wireless services to its customers in that province.
Telus president and CEO Darren Entwistle said the company has invested more than $22 billion in technology and operations in its home province since 2000, the year he became head of Canada’s second-largest telecom company.
Last month, he announced a similar $650-million spending plan for neighbouring Alberta — another province where Telus is the dominant telecom carrier.
It has yet to outline its spending 2010 spending plans for the Ontario and Quebec market, where it also competes.
The Vancouver-based company began operating its national advanced wireless network last November, built jointly with BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada (TSX:BCE).