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Communities to benefit from expanded high-speed Internet service

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Communities to benefit from expanded high-speed Internet service

Media Contacts
Sam Oliphant
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 952-7252
Government Communications
and Public Engagement
Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services
250 889-1121
Media Contacts
Sam Oliphant
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 952-7252
Government Communications
and Public Engagement
Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services
250 889-1121

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Connecting BC Program projects – Wave 1

Applicant: A.B.C. Allen Business Communications Ltd.
Amount: $2,507,737
Communities / Region: 92 Mile, Bear Lake, Beaverdell, Bridge Lake, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Green Lake, Hixon, Horsefly, Lac La Hache, Little Fort, Lumby, Prince George, Quesnel, Rock Creek, Sinkut
Description: Expand network, new radio transmission technology, provide service to nearly 13,000 households in central and northern B.C.

Applicant: Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation
Amount: $2,287,305
Communities / Region: Nakusp, Revelstoke, Golden, Spillimacheen, Radium, Invermere, Canal Flats, Wasa, Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Elko, Moyie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Kitchener, Yahk, Creston, Wynndel, Boswell, Crawford Bay, Kaslo, Nelson, Silverton, New Denver, Slocan, Castlegar, Castlegar Airport, Fruitvale, Salmo, Waneta, Trail, Rossland, Jaffray, Elkford.
Description: Expand fibre optic network across region. Better access for small local Internet service providers and service improvements for up to 27,000 local residents.

Applicant: Base Technology Ltd.
Amount: $490,000
Communities / Region: Paradise Valley, Cheekeye and Mile 10, Pemberton/Mount Currie Industrial Park, Lil'wat Nation, Lillooet Lake Region, Pemberton Meadows, Pemberton Airfield.
Description: Network enhancements, expanded and improved service for area residents.

Applicant: Brooks Bay Cable Corp.
Amount: $139,941
Communities / Region: Port Hardy and Port Alice
Description: Microwave towers linking Port Hardy to Port Alice, improving capacity and speeds in the area.

Applicant: Mascon Cable Systems Inc.
Amount: $130,063
Communities / Region: Sunnybrae
Description: Fibre-optic network build to reach the community and provide Internet service.

Applicant: Lookieloo.net Sales & Purchases Ltd.
Amount: $88,850
Communities / Region: Spences Bridge, Boston Bar/North Bend, Yale, Chilliwack's remote areas, Steelhead
Description: Upgrades and replacements for older network equipment, improving service and expanding capacity for local communities.

Applicant: Mascon Cable Systems Inc.
Amount: $72,000
Communities / Region: North Shuswap, Lee Creek, St. Ives, Little Shuswap Indian Band, Chase
Description: New fibre optic network to relieve congestion on current radio link in the area.

Applicant: Minto Communications Society
Amount: $50,017
Communities / Region: Gold Bridge, Bridge River Valley
Description: Replacement of older equipment, and a new transmission tower.

Media Contacts
Sam Oliphant
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 952-7252
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services
250 889-1121

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