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Rural and remote communities in coastal British Columbia will benefit from faster internet

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:27 PM

On January 17, 2018, a federal Connect to Innovate project called ‘Connected Coast’ was announced by the federal and provincial governments. The joint $45.4 million investment provides funding to two recipients – CityWest and Strathcona Regional District to install a new sub-sea fibre-optic cable from Prince Rupert to Vancouver with landings at multiple coastal communities along its route. Through a combined investment of $45.4 million, the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Government of British Columbia, is bringing new or improved high-speed internet to 154 rural and remote communities, enabling residents to get online. List of communities that will benefit from investment in the Connected Coast project.


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Bamfield getting lightning-fast internet access

Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:45 AM

The Government of B.C. is contributing $100,000 to improve internet access to better connect the remote, island community of Bamfield to more business opportunities and to improve service delivery in areas such as health care, education and emergency response. This investment will help deliver a cutting-edge, high-speed fibre optic network that is consistently faster and more reliable, Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims announced today.


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