The future is here. High-speed internet to every residence and business in Conklin. In a press release, it was announced that TELUS and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo are investing $21 million to connect communities directly to the TELUS PureFibre optic network. Every residence and business will be connected by end of 2023.
This is a game changer for Conklin. High-speed internet to every home and business will be transformative for our community. The PureFibre network build comes at no cost to Conklin members. The only cost is if individuals or businesses choose to sign up for a service and there is no obligation to do so. For members with financial challenges, there are plans in place to reduce cost of internet and mobility services. Please check out the overview for more information!
The TELUS PurFibre enables download speeds up to 1500 Mbps and upload speeds up to 940 Mbps. Aside from the internet, it also enables other TELUS products and services such as:
- TELUS Optik TV
- Voice Services
- TELUS Health MyCare
- LivingWell Companion
- TELUS Secure Business
TELUS’ Conklin Pure Fibre Design
Attached below, you will find TELUS’ fibre design for Conklin, Alberta. Each sheet provides a closer look at the work involved in an area in Conklin and the work is highlighted in either green, blue, or red.
The green lines indicate all existing and underground cables.
The blue lines are existing above-ground poles, but TELUS anticipates to take a close look at each condition to ensure longest life span possible. Some are requiring upgrades to anchors and therefore land will be disturbed in those areas. Each drawing indicates where possible upgrades to anchors are proposed.
The red lines are the proposed new underground infrastructure.
TELUS for Good Programs
TELUS offers a variety of internet and mobility programs geared toward low-income families, people with disabilities, elder, or ‘youth aging out of care’ with lived experience in the child welfare systems from ages 18 to 26.
Internet for Good
Available over our wireline network and provides internet of up to 25 Mbps down/5 Mbps up for $9.99/month for 2 years, and the option to purchase a refurbished, low cost computer or laptop. This is offered to low-income families, people with disabilities, and youth aging out of care. Check with TELUS to confirm if you are eligible.
Mobility for Good
For Elders, unlimited talk and text in Canada and 3G of data for $25 a month for low-income elders who receive the GIS benefit. Elders can also apply for a free refurbished device under this program.
For Youth aged out of care, unlimited talk and text in Canada, 3G of data, and a free phone for $0/month for youth aging out of care with lived experience in the child welfare system between ages of majority (18) and 26.