Wireless provider Telus has completed its new 4G LTE upgrade in Revelstoke, the company has announced.
The upgrade means wireless users with devices that can utilize the technology now have access to faster Internet connections.
“[It’s] as fast as your home connection but on your smartphone, tablet, or Internet key,” said Steve Jenkins, the Telus general manager for the Southern Interior.
The service has a top download speed of 75 megabits per second (Mbps), and Telus expects average download speeds of 12 to 25 Mbps.
In a statement, Telus said an average music album can be downloaded in between 3.5 to seven minutes, while a movie would take between seven and 14 minutes. Download speeds depend on your distance from the tower and interference from things like buildings which impede the signal, amongst other factors.
The service is an upgrade from their 4G HSPA wireless technology, which was launched in 2009. In areas where 4G LTE is not available, the system will revert to 4G HSPA seamlessly.
The new service has also been unveiled in Golden.