TELUS is investing $8.6 million in Delta this year as part of its $18.5 billion investment in infrastructure, operations, and spectrum across British Columbia through 2027.
“As a company that has been headquartered in Western Canada for more than 125 years, TELUS’ $18.5 billion investment in British Columbia will further amplify the superiority of our world-leading wireless and PureFibre networks, enabling vital connectivity for millions of citizens across the province,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS.
Delta Mayor George Harvie called the investment ‘significant.’
“These advancements will have a positive impact in expanding the reach and reliability of our communication network for residents, local businesses, and industries,” said Harvie. “I would like to express my gratitude to TELUS for investing in our community with this planned infrastructure and for your ongoing commitment to support local charities that help build a better future for our residents.”
TELUS’ commitment to Delta extends well beyond investments in operations and infrastructure. Since 2000, TELUS, its team members and retirees have provided $920,000 in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs and volunteered 95,000 hours to charities and community organizations in Delta.
“Each week, North Delta Starfish Pack delivers over 150 food packages to hungry children attending 14 North Delta elementary schools. Each weekly package provides a North Delta household with enough food for six meals. The increasing cost of living makes it a challenge for many households to afford both food on the table and a roof overhead,” said Shawn Gold, Co-President, Rotary Club of North Delta. “By itself, the North Delta Rotary Club could not raise enough money to fund a program of this scale. Thanks to donations from organizations, such as TELUS, elementary school children arrive at school on Monday mornings, ready to learn.”