It’s official: Edmonton is about to become the number one city in Canada with nearly ubiquitous and extremely fast internet services available for both residential and commercial sectors. This will be facilitated by Telus’ one billion dollar fibre optic investment, and the fair city of Edmonton will be the first beneficiary.
This technology makes use of plastic or glass threads to transmit data as light pulses instead of signals through metal cables. This infrastructure investment is expected to reach up to ninety percent of homes and office buildings while boosting education, innovation and streamlined health care services in Edmonton.
With this, the education sector is expected to benefit from a more enhanced telecommuting capacity, as well as interactive, virtual field trips. For the health sector, this technology is expected to support digitizing patient information and delivering primary care electronically, especially in e-prescribing medication.