Latest wireless technology from Telus coming to Ladysmith area

Telus has announced it will offer 4G Long Term Evolution in Chemainus, Ladysmith, Crofton and other Vancouver Island communities.

The latest wireless technology from Telus is coming to Ladysmith and Chemainus.

Telus has invested $4.3 million to bring the world’s most advanced and fastest wireless technology to Chemainus, Ladysmith, Crofton, Nanaimo, Duncan, Parksville, North Saanich, Metchosin, Colwood, Sydney, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Lantzville and Gabriola Island, the company announced Friday.

With this expansion Telus now offers 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) on Vancouver Island from Parksville to Victoria. Additional B.C. communities — including several on Vancouver Island — will be getting access to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the coming months, as Telus brings the technology to nearly 90 per cent of the province’s population by the end of 2012, according to a news release.

“We are committed to offering you the best customer experience. A key part of that promise is bringing our 4G LTE service to several Vancouver Island communities and numerous other B.C. communities,” Ray Lawson, Telus general manager for Vancouver Island, said in the release. “With an LTE device, our customers can enjoy the fastest wireless technology available in the world today. We are continuing to expand this new technology, community by community, so that by the end of the year, nearly 90 per cent of B.C. residents are expected to have access. It’s an ambitious undertaking.”

LTE is rapidly emerging as the new standard for wireless technology in the world, with most new handsets built to take advantage of its superior speed, according to Telus.

Telus’ 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps, according to the news release.

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