Flash back to the year 2000: Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado released her debut album Whoa Nelly, Gladiator won Best Picture at the Oscars and the New Jersey Devils were Stanley Cup champs. It’s also the year TELUS became a true national player in Canada’s telecommunications scene (okay, not as glamourous, but an exciting milestone for us nonetheless). Sixteen years later, we’re still the fastest-growing national telecommunications company in Canada. Back then, TELUS supported just over two million wireless subscribers and today 8.5 million Canadians rely on TELUS as their mobile service provider.
Growth and innovation in our industry moves at lightning speed and requires focused investment; investments in building the infrastructure that enables millions of Canadians to stay connected no matter where they are across the country or around the world.
Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $136 billion from coast to coast in infrastructure and operations. From building one of the world’s largest and most advanced wireless networks from scratch to introducing high-speed Internet services, launching new wave TV services that helped drive subscriptions past the one million customer mark last year, and extending TELUS Fibre infrastructure directly to thousands of homes and businesses in rural and urban communities, TELUS has grown into to the most trusted national network brand, serving millions of Canadians from coast to coast.
Sixteen years later, the story hasn’t changed – and that’s the moral of the story in and of itself – constant growth and evolution means better services and connectivity for all Canadians.
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