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New high speed internet connection service expanded to the Tri-Cities

TELUS hopes local residents can benefit from its latest program that includes faster downloads for the business and the home.
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Fibre optic high speed internet connectivity. | File photo

A Canadian communications giant is expanding a new internet tier to the Tri-Cities with the goal of producing smoother connectivity for residents, visitors and businesses.

PureFibre X is now on the go by TELUS as of this month, said to be a new generation of internet technology in achieving internet speeds and downloads of up to 2.5 gigabits per second (Gbsp).

The launch is set to reach communities like Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, as well as other Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods.

TELUS spokesperson Zainul Mawji claims its the "fastest" service in all of Canada, which is a critical need during a period when most residents are still working, learning and operating businesses from the comfort of their own homes.

"TELUS PureFibre X gives entrepreneurs, start-ups, home-based businesses, students and workers access to the fastest Internet speeds available anywhere in Canada from a major provider," explained the company's executive vice-president, and president of home solutions and customer excellence, in a news release provided to the Tri-City News.

"We look forward to connecting our fellow British Columbians to PureFibre X and supporting these communities as they continue to navigate the [COVID-19] pandemic, and attract new industries and innovators to drive economic growth in British Columbia."

According to TELUS, faster internet speeds are only possible through the latest "state-of-the-art" technology.

By using fibre optic cables, it is said to increase bandwidth and downloading capacities when physically connected to the internet or when a user is on Wi-Fi — especially when there's several devices on the connection at the same time.

This includes smoother connectivity for internet searching, gaming, virtual calls and video streaming.

"A 100 per cent pure fibre-to-the-home network means that every part of the TELUS PureFibre network is built with state-of-the-art fibre optics, right up to the connection point at the home or business, ensuring customers have the fastest most capable network available," the TELUS release explains.

"In another technological advancement, PureFibre X unlocks the future potential for connected homes and gives immersive technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), the capability to reach its full potential."

TELUS says it's invested $47 billion in internet and mobile services across B.C. in the last two decades, with $13 billion more through until 2024 to support its users in the province through the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, you can visit the company's website.

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