The Government of Canada has announced plans to invest over $5 million to bring high-speed internet to 3,300 rural homes in British Columbia.
According to a recent press release, the infrastructure will be built by ispeed Communications, Swift Internet and Telus.
Below is a breakdown of what provider will be handling infrastructure rollouts in different regions:
- ispeed Communications: Coldstream, Deep Creek, Grindrod, Hullcar, Okanagan and Spallumcheen (Splatsin)
- Swift Internet: Arrow Creek, Canyon, Kingsgate, Kitchener, Kuskonook, Lister, Moyie, Sanca, Twin Bays, West Creston, Wynndel and Yahk
- Telus: Barlow Creek, Blue Springs, Booth Creek, Cherryville, Clearview, Shuswap Falls, south of Smithers, Spruceland and Wilks/Kahn, Ten Mile Lake, Twin Lakes, and Wycliffe
“Since 2015, the Government of Canada has committed $7.2 billion to connect rural Canadians to better, faster internet. We will continue making investments like these in rural and remote communities to help connect every single Canadian to high-speed internet,” Stéphane Lauzon, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, said in a statement.
This project is part of a joint federal-provincial $830 million investment in B.C.’s internet infrastructure.
The $2.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) aims to connect 98 percent of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026 and 100 percent by 2030.
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