TELUS fibre optic cables now being connected to Osoyoos homes

By on May 14, 2014
Ioan Ciapin, a worker with Tier 2 Technologies, secures new fibre optic cable being installed throughout Osoyoos for Telus in this file photo. The new cables will allow faster internet and delivery of digital television service. (Richard McGuire file photo)

Ioan Ciapin, a worker with Tier 2 Technologies, secures new fibre optic cable being installed throughout Osoyoos for Telus in this file photo. The new cables will allow faster internet and delivery of digital television service. (Richard McGuire file photo)

TELUS has completed its installation of fibre optic cable along Osoyoos streets and is now in the process of connecting homes and installing services for subscribers.

The company, which is investing $2 million in Osoyoos this year, plans to have the entire build complete by the end of 2014, said Liz Sauvé, a TELUS spokesperson.

In addition to the fibre network, which carries television and internet signals, TELUS will also be bringing 4G LTE wireless to Osoyoos later this year, Sauvé said.

LTE, which stands for Long-Term Evolution, is currently the fastest wireless technology providing mobile customers with high-speed internet for phones, tablets and internet keys.

Crews have been busy in recent months installing fibre optic cables to replace existing copper lines. This will provide home and business customers with TELUS’ Optik TV and faster internet speeds.

“Residents are already starting to be connected directly to the new technology,” said Sauvé.

TELUS is donating to the Osoyoos Splash Park $25 for each new Optik TV three-year contract signed.

“Our TV for Good campaign … is going well,” said Sauvé. “We expect to make a very meaningful contribution to the Splash Park once the campaign is complete.”

Until May 30, Optik TV subscribers can double TELUS’ investment by selecting a second local cause they would like TELUS to donate to at telus.com/fibrecommunity.

Optik TV provides access to more than 650 channels including more than 185 in high definition. It also allows users to control recording of shows using their smart phones.

RICHARD McGUIRE

Osoyoos Times

 

 

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