By end of year, TELUS will have injected $380 million into Manitoba
Launching 4G LTE, the fastest and most advanced wireless technology in
the world for customers at work, home and on-the-go
WINNIPEG, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS is investing $17 million across
Manitoba in 2013 to bring customers in the province the world's fastest
and most advanced wireless technology, called 4G Long Term Evolution
(LTE). By end of year, TELUS will have injected $380 million into
Manitoba's economy through infrastructure investments and operations
"This year's $17 million investment brings our customers in Manitoba the
fastest and most reliable wireless technology available in the world,"
said Michael Sangster, TELUS vice-president. "Whether our clients are
at home, at work or on the go we have the right tools for them, be it
the latest smartphones for consumers or blazing fast wireless networks
to enhance productivity for businesses. With more than 150 TELUS team
members in the province and our investment of $380 million in new
technology and operations since 2000, we are proud to be contributing
to the digital economy of Manitoba."
TELUS' investment in communities extends past providing customers with
world-class technology. As members of every community where we live and
work, TELUS, its team members and retirees give where they live,
supporting grassroots and community organizations across Manitoba.
"At TELUS, we give where we live, recognizing that our investment in
local organizations through donations and volunteering is as important
as our investment in technology and infrastructure," Sangster added.
"Notably, since 2000 our more than 150 team members in Manitoba have
helped us give more than $1.8 million to local charitable and community
organizations, including the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
who in turn supports the Winnipeg Children's Hospital, the Canadian
Centre for Child Protection, Cancercare Manitoba, the Red Cross and the
Dr. Goodbear Golf Classic, where TELUS is the platinum sponsor for the
third year in a row."
Just this past weekend, 13,000 TELUS team members, retirees and family
members participated in the eighth annual TELUS Day of Giving,
volunteering their time at more than 500 local activities nationwide,
including several in Manitoba. They helped out at children's hospitals,
fed homeless citizens, sorted thousands of pounds of food bank
donations, pulled invasive plants out of cherished parks, and helped
clean up and maintain the buildings and grounds of dozens of
This year's $17 million investment across Manitoba is in line with
TELUS' consolidated capital expenditure targets for 2013.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada. With $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million
customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers,
3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet
subscribers and 712,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President
and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services, including wireless, data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS
Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was
honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation
globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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TELUS that are forward-looking. By their nature, forward-looking
statements require the Company to make assumptions and predictions, and
are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant
risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate.
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