TELUS launches Boost Wi-Fi to increase wireless internet speed and coverage at home
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Customizable network of Wi-Fi boosters ensure devices always have a strong connection, anywhere in the home
Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS announced the launch Boost Wi-Fi, a powerful system that extends the reach of in-home Wi-Fi signals to ensure every corner of the house has a strong and reliable Internet connection. With dead zones eliminated, Boost Wi-Fi ensures that users can video chat in the basement or stream a movie in the bedroom, while smart-home Internet of Things (IoT) devices remain connected no matter where they are in the house.
Wi-Fi signals can lose strength the further away a device is from the Wi-Fi router and common household materials like concrete, in-wall piping, appliances and mirrors can weaken the signal as it travels throughout the home. To eliminate these issues, TELUS Boost Wi-Fi uses a network of “boosters,” up to five per household, to efficiently relay the Wi-Fi signal and create additional hotspots wherever a stronger signal is needed.
“We are constantly driven to improve our customers’ online experience and TELUS Boost Wi-Fi helps to address one of the most common issues with home Wi-Fi,” said Blair Miller, Vice President, Consumer Products and Content at TELUS. “TELUS Boost Wi-Fi helps to ensure streaming video and music aren’t interrupted, video calls aren’t dropped and everyone can stay connected, no matter where they are in the home.”
TELUS designed Boost Wi-Fi in-house in response to our customers’ demand for increased coverage in the home. Designing in-house also allowed TELUS to ensure the system works in harmony with existing Wi-Fi routers, so TELUS customers can be assured their network of boosters is maximizing Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home. The system is outfitted with Smart Wi-Fi technology that optimizes device performance for a seamless experience as you move from room-to-room, ensuring each device is connected to the optimal booster relative to its location.
TELUS Boost Wi-Fi is simple to set up with step-by-step instructions via the TELUS My Wi-Fi app. The app also allows for easy monitoring and management of the home Wi-Fi network, including the option to pause Wi-Fi if a digital break is needed.
The TELUS Boost Wi-Fi Starter Pack, which includes two boosters, is available now for TELUS customers in B.C. and Alberta for a limited time for only $120, a $240 value. Expansion Packs are also now available for $120 each. For more information, please visit telus.com/boostwifi.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $13.3 billion of annual revenue and 13 million subscriber connections, including 8.9 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $525 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 8.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 13 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company's support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $67 million in support of 6,283 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
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