Telus adds wireless service in Cherryville area

The project is part of a 10-year agreement signed with the provincial government

As part of a strategic partnership with the provincial government, Telus has invested $675,000 to bring new wireless coverage to more than 20 kilometers of Highway 6 between Lumby and Cherryville.

“We heard from residents in Cherryville that the community and this stretch of highway were in need of crucial wireless services, and our significant investment means that the community is now connected to high-speed Internet,” said Steve Jenkins, Telus general manager for the Southern Interior

“Most importantly, this investment expands access to 911, making highway travel safer in this area.”

The project is part of a 10-year agreement signed with the provincial government in 2011. Under the terms of the agreement, Telus will invest to connect more than 1,700 kilometres of unconnected highways with wireless service.

Look for more in Wednesday’s Morning Star.