FORT ST. JOHN -- Telus has expanded their 5G network to Fort St. John and Chetwynd, giving residents access to faster network speeds for phones, tablets and laptops.

The mobile giant investing $13-billion in infrastructure and operations to support BC throughout the pandemic and its economic recovery.

Telus’s 5G network will reach over 615 communities across Canada, 187 of which are new, by the end of the year.

The company says the evolution of 5G will also allow us to connect more than 30 billion life-changing devices, supercharge drones with sensors for improved crop management and make autonomous vehicles smarter and safer.

"As we look optimistically toward a period of economic and social recovery, our global leading network will continue to drive the innovation that empowers the diversity and competitiveness of our country’s private sector and improves economic equality in our digital world, helping us answer the most pressing social challenges in health, education and the environment for the benefit of all Canadians,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO.