TELUS and the B.C. government has tentatively signed a 10-year contract worth $100 million per year, so $1 billion! TELUS beat out other telecom players such as Bell, Rogers, Shaw and five others and will seem in almost part of the government: six regional health authorities, BC Hydro, WorkSafeBC, the Insurance Corp. of B.C. and BC Lottery. They’ll provide all forms of telecom services (long distance, conferencing, voice, data, cellular) and build-out high-speed Internet to 450 schools and bring cell service along 1,700 kilometres of highways. The government says they’ll save $8.5 million in the first year alone by going with TELUS. Nice win… something has to pay for the new $750 million “TELUS Garden” headquarters.