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TELUS and Town of Osoyoos agree to complete major fibre-optic project within next three months
The Town of Osoyoos has teamed up with TELUS to develop a fibre optic network designed to provide home and business owners with high-speed broadband capabilities not previously enjoyed in this community.
The project has just started and is expected to be completed before the end of the year with several TELUS crews now in town to install the fibre optic network.
Mayor Stu Wells made the announcement at the beginning of Monday’s regular meeting of town council, saying this fibre optic network will allow local businesses and homeowners to enjoy the same advantages from high-speed broadband that other towns across this province have enjoyed for some time.
“This will give Osoyoos a real legs up position … we will soon have high-speed and be very competitive in the broadband world,” he said.
Installation of fibre optic cable will also allow for “a new level of quality television” to TELUS customers that is exceptional, said Wells.
“The quality of television is something we truly haven’t seen in this community,” he said.
Coun. Michael Ryan said this project is very welcome news to local residents and business owners.
The lack of quality high-speed Internet has been a problem for staff working at town hall for many years and this should now be alleviated with the introduction of a fibre optic network, said Ryan.
“This will be a welcome addition to our residents and our business community,” he said.
Administration released an official press release Monday afternoon confirming the deal between the town and TELUS.
“TELUS and the Town of Osoyoos are proud to work together on this project to benefit and strengthen the community of Osoyoos,” said the release.
More than 90 per cent of homes, businesses and organizations will be able to connect to a fibre optic network once the project is completed.
Homes will have access to the best entertainment experience for generations to come, businesses will have access to the services they need to operate locally and compete globally and service providers in areas such as health and education will have the opportunity to innovate how they deliver services, said Wells.
This project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
With the fibre optic cable running right to your house, you will soon be able to enjoy Western Canada’s best home entertainment experience by having access to Optik TV. This project will allow easy access to the fastest Internet speeds TELUS offers.
It means local businesses will have the bandwidth needed to better serve their customers and develop innovative ways to deliver services in today’s connected world, said Wells.