Creston Town Hall is located on 10th Avenue North.

Creston Town Hall is located on 10th Avenue North.

Town council announces Telus is installing fibre optic network in Creston

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  • Apr. 18, 2014 10:00 a.m.

After months of having to keep quiet about the news, Creston town council has finally been able to provide an explanation about the flurry of underground construction along streets recently.

“We were asked by Telus to keep quiet about it,” Mayor Ron Toyota said at Tuesday’s council meeting. “Now we can say that Telus is installing a fibre optic network that will serve at least 90 per cent of town residences and businesses, and possibly spill over to some areas east and west of town.

“Fibre optics will allow Telus to provide television and much faster Internet service.”

“Soon, you could be enjoying access to Canada’s fastest growing TV service and Telus’ fastest Internet plan, giving you download speeds of up to 100 Mbps (megabits per second),” says the Telus website, fibre.telus.com/creston. The site invites area residents to register to get further information as it becomes available.

“The entire rollout is expected to take a year or more,” Toyota said, “but depending on their location, some customers should be able to access the service within the next several months.”