Telus has just announced a $10 million investment to provide 5G connectivity and broadband internet to Haida Gwaii. The carrier has a short while ago upgraded Mascon to a substantial-speed community that now offers access to speeds up to 120 Mbps in Daajing Giids and Skidegate.
These investments build upon Telus’ Reconciliation Determination and are important to offering Indigenous Peoples with access to outstanding technological know-how that connects them to the people, sources, and data that make their life superior.
“Our longstanding investments on Haida Gwaii are supporting important, transformational modify in regard to enabling on the web healthcare, schooling, and the capability to work from household or function a nearby company and contend globally,” claimed Telus EVP Tony Geheran.
“When the pandemic hit we knew we wanted to make certain our Elders were being protected. When we approached Telus and Mascon by Telus, early in the pandemic they listened and labored with us as associates of our group to aid our iPads for Elders method, including enabling connectivity to 35 Indigenous and non-Indigenous Elders,” explained Jisgang Nika Collison, Govt Director & Main Curator of the Haida Gwaii Museum.
In May well, Telus introduced an investment of $17.5 billion in community infrastructure, functions, and spectrum throughout British Columbia over the following four a long time and committed to investing $70 billion total across Canada by 2026.