TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund
  • Tallcree Tribal Government is partnering with Telus (T) and the CRTC to bring wireless connectivity to residents for the first time
  • The project will connect more than 300 household in Tallcree First Nations to Telus’ wireless services
  • This project is currently underway and is expected to be complete by late 2024
  • Since 2000, TELUS has invested $220 billion nationally in network infrastructure, operations and spectrum, including more than $55 billion in technology
  • TELUS (T) is down 0.15 per cent, trading at C$29.54 at 3:43 pm EST

Tallcree Tribal Government, Telus (T) and the CRTC will bring wireless connectivity to Tallcree First Nation in Northern Alberta for the very first time.

With a wireless connection, small businesses can compete locally and globally; families can stay connected to loved ones, and young people can participate in distance education.

In addition, a wireless connection provides a lifeline in an emergency. This commitment was achieved after the CRTC approved funding for Telus to build two new cellular sites in Tallcree First Nation through the CRTC Broadband Fund.

This project is currently underway and is expected to be complete by late 2024.

“We are pleased to announce to the communities of North and South Tallcree this tremendous opportunity for our people,”said Chief Rupert Meneen of Tallcree Tribal Government.

“This project will provide the opportunities to our people that other communities have closer to larger centres. The Chief and Council encourage our communities to take full advantage of the services,” added Meneen.

This partnership builds upon Telus’ commitment to bringing connectivity to communities across the province.

Since 2000, Telus has invested $220 billion nationally in network infrastructure, operations and spectrum, including more than $55 billion in technology and operations in Alberta.

“Telus is committed to ensuring everyone can thrive in our digital world, no matter where they live,” said Tony Geheran, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer, Telus.

Telus is a communications technology company committed to strengthening relationships with Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, acknowledging that our work spans many Traditional Territories and Treaty areas.

North and South Tallcree are situated along the Highway 88 corridor; 45 km and 78 km, respectively; south of Fort Vermilion, Alberta, with around 500 people residing in these two communities.

TELUS (T) is down 0.15 per cent, trading at C$29.54 at 3:43 pm EST.


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