New Fibre Installation

TELUS plans to install underground fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, to all residential homes in 4 communities of Okanagan 1, TteS West Tkemlups, Nooaitch, and Coldwater Indian Band (Pauls Basin 2) in the region of the Thompson-Nicola regional district in the province of British Columbia. The project involves the installation of approximately 120 km (115 km is aerial, 5 km is direct-buried) of fibre optic cable from the existing fibre end points (Vernon, Kamloops) to the cabinet locations in the 4 communities.

This Project is approximately 96% aerial, so the majority of distribution cables (approximately 115km) will be provisioned using existing aerial structures but new structures could be required.

Approximately 5 km of the cable will be direct-buried, by a combination of trenching and using existing conduits, in existing roadway alignments, but will be suspended on support structures to connect to residential homes and businesses.


Latest update

May 04, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Determination - New Fibre Installation (Telus Communications Inc) - May 4, 2022


Sinthia Zaman
Telephone: 613-608-7218

  • Location

    • Coldwater (British Columbia)
    • Nooaitch (British Columbia)
    • Okanagan (British Columbia)
    • TteS West Tkemlups (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Telus Communications Inc
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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