Wireless device users in the South Cariboo may be noticing an improvement in their service since TELUS recently extended coverage along local highways.
In partnership with the provincial government, TELUS has invested $1.8 million to bring wireless service to areas of limited or no service.
“The highways near 100 Mile House see a lot of traffic every day, so it’s wonderful that wireless service is being expanded along those stretches,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett.
“It’s important our local motorists feel safe and comfortable while on the road.”
The three, new wireless sites cover the Lone Butte to Bridge Lake segment of Highway 24, and the Lac la Hache to 141 Mile House stretch of Highway 97.
These sites are now live, providing new or improved service along more than 50 kilometres of highway, benefiting area travellers, homes and businesses.
The changes also bring expanded access to 9-1-1 to remote areas, and a greater broadband service offered in locations where wired Internet access may not be possible.
The project is part of TELUS’ 10-year Connecting British Columbia agreement with the province that will connect more than 1,700 kilometres of highway with wireless service.
The investment is part of $3 billion in technology and infrastructure upgrades being made across British Columbia through 2014.