TELUS is investing more than $500,000 to build a new cell site in Ahousaht, a remote community off the west coast of Tofino on Vancouver Island.

TELUS is the first provider to bring high-speed wireless voice, text and Internet service to the community that is accessible only by air or boat.

While construction on the cell tower is near completion, the site is likely to be operational this December with 4G LTE network.

The company serves 178 of British Columbia’s First Nations with wireless and broadband wireline technologies. TELUS has collaborated with 46 Indigenous Governments to bring PureFibre to their communities.

This planned investment is part of the company’s commitment to invest $4.7 billion throughout British Columbia between 2017 and 2020.