Canadian telecommunications provider TELUS is offering a new suite of advanced TV and high speed Internet services known as Optik.?

“Optik represents years of work and billions of dollars invested by TELUS to build one of Canada’s fastest and most extensive fiber optic networks, redefining what home entertainment and communications means to our customers and our company,” said Joe Natale, TELUS’ chief commercial officer, in a statement.

With Microsoft Mediaroom-based Optik TV, TELUS customers can record up to three programs simultaneously on a single personal video recorder and then play them back on any TV in the home with a digital box, even switching TVs mid-program.

Other Optik TV features include:

  • ?Video On Demand with DVD-style controls?
  • Picture-in-Picture browsing?
  • Fast channel changing
  • ?Call Display on TV

For broadband, TELUS’ new fiber network is bringing Internet speeds of up to 25 Mbps to customers in B.C. and Alberta. In addition, TELUS’ new Optik High Speed Internet includes in-home WiFi at no additional cost. With one box in their home, customers can use their computers and printers wherever it suits them without being tethered to a wire.

These advancements are made possible by $25 billion in infrastructure investment TELUS has made across Canada since 2000. TELUS is investing another $1.7 billion this year to continue expanding its network and bringing faster Internet and Optik TV to even more homes in Alberta and British Columbia.

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