High speed internet has arrived in Keremeos. (Black Press Media file)

High speed internet arrives in Keremeos

Work to be completed by the end of September, more than 900 homes and businesses to benefit

High-speed internet has arrived in Keremeos.

Construction is underway to install the new system, which will make high-speed internet available to more than 900 homes and business in Keremeos and surrounding areas.

TELUS expects the work to be completed by the end of September.

“People and businesses in the Keremeos community are thrilled to have fibre-optic internet coming to the village,” said Village of Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer. “The arrival of this technology will be an instant boost to services like emergency response, health care and education, and our residents are looking forward to having internet access at speeds that enable them to work from home, do business around the world and unwind after a long day. It will be an incredible advantage.”

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The Keremeos fibre-to-the-home project from TELUS is valued at approximately $3.2 million and includes a $750,000 contribution from the Connecting British Columbia program.

TELUS explained that the completion of this project means local families, students and entrepreneurs will soon be able to enjoy internet access at speeds comparable to what people in Victoria and Vancouver enjoy. The new technology will provide equally fast upload and download speeds, which will support the use of video conferencing, online learning and remote working at a time when residents need that most.

“TELUS is proud to make this generational investment in Keremeos, providing the technology to bridge geographic and socio-economic divides and connect citizens to the people, resources and information that matter the most to them,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS.

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