The company is in court challenging the western Canadian licenses awarded to Videotron.
Supply chain, wildfire and even landlord and community support problems have plagued some broadband projects in the province.
Health Canada was also concerned with whether Telus’s health IT systems, the largest in Canada, would be interoperable with other non-Telus systems for patient info sharing.
Telus says aspects of separate provincial consumer protection laws are encroaching on the federal CRTC’s domain.
Regional districts have pointed to Ontario and Quebec as provinces that seem well ahead on cash and policy for access to poles.
The bank said internet service providers are less hesitant for loans, as Bell sought some this summer for its Universal Broadband Fund projects.