Citizens' Services

Government continues connecting communities throughout B.C.

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Citizens' Services

Government continues connecting communities throughout B.C.

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Joanne Whittier
Communications Manager
Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services
250 387-0172
Media Contacts
Joanne Whittier
Communications Manager
Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services
250 387-0172

Backgrounders

Connecting British Columbia grant program projects

Columbia Basin-Boundary Rural &Remote Broadband Connectivity Project:

Service Provider – Columbia Basin Broadband Corp. (working with 12 Internet service providers)

Connecting British Columbia grant: $ 2,287,305 million

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Ainsworth Hot Springs, Baynes Lake, Beaver Valley, Blewett, Boswell, Boundary (Bridesville to Christina Lake), Bountiful, Brisco, Canal Flats, Canyon, Crawford Bay, Deer Park, Edgewater, Edgewood, Elk Valley, Elko, Fairmont Hot Springs, Ferguson, Field, Fruitvale, Genelle, Glade, Grasmere, Gray Creek, Harrogate, Harrop, Jaffray, Kingsgate, Kitchener, Lister, Moyie Lake, Northern Kootenay Lake communities, Parson, Renata, Riondel, Ross Spur, rural Rossland, Salmo, Sirdar, Slocan Valley, Spillimacheen, South Slocan, Tarrys, Thrums, Wasa, West Creston, Whatshan Lake and surrounding area, Wilmer, Windermere, Wynndel, Yahk and Ymir.

North Shuswap Fibre Connection:

Service Provider – Mascon Cable Systems Inc.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $72,000

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: North Shuswap, Lee Creek, St. Ives, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band, and Chase.

The Future is Now – ABC Communications Deploys TD-LTE Rural Broadband Networks in B.C.:

Service Provider – A.B.C. Allen Business Communications Ltd.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $2,507,737 million

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: 92 Mile, Bear Lake, Beaverdell, Bridge Lake, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Green Lake, Hixon, Horsefly, Little Fort, Lumby, Prince George Rural, Quesnel Rural, Rock Creek, Sinkut, Cluculz Lake, 122 Mile (Lac La Hache), and Fraser Mountain.

SLRD Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Rural and Remote High-Speed Internet:

Service Provider – Base Technology Ltd.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $490,000

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Paradise Valley, Cheekeye and Mile 10, Pemberton/Mount Currie Industrial Park, Lil'wat Nation, Lillooet Lake Region, Pemberton Meadows, and Pemberton Airfield

Bridge River Valley Internet Upgrade:

Service Provider – Minto Communications

Connecting British Columbia grant: $50,017

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Gold Bridge and Bridge River Valley.

Port Alice Microwave Bandwidth Project:

Service Provider – Brooks Bay Cable Corp.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $139,941

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Port Alice.

Sunnybrae Fibre Build:

Service Provider – Mascon Cable Systems Inc.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $130,063

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Sunnybrae.

Lookieloo.net 2015 Network Upgrade:

Service Provider – Lookieloo.net Sales & Purchases Ltd.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $97,850

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Spences Bridge, Boston Bar/North Bend, Yale, Chilliwack's remote areas and Steelhead.

Provide High-Speed Internet in B.C.'s Peace Region:

Service Provider – Peace Region Internet Society

Connecting British Columbia grant: $366,011

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Dawson Creek, Fort St John, Arras, Chetwynd, Hudson's Hope, Charlie Lake, Rose Prairie, Blueberry First Nation, Pouce Coupe, West Doe, Kiskatinaw, South Dawson, Progress, Swan Lake, Grand Haven, Cecil Lake, Two Rivers, and Baldonnel.

Granisle Goes Digital:

Service Provider – Village of Granisle

Connecting British Columbia grant: $117,662

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Granisle and Topley Landing.

Okanagan/Shuswap Upgrade:

Service Provider – MYBC Datacom Ltd.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $106,000

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm, Skimikin Valley, East Notch Hill, underserviced areas of Salmon Arm, Silver Creek, Tappen, Sorrento, Celista, Anglemont, Eagle Bay, St Ives Okanagan: Grandview Bench, Grandview Flats, Larch Crossing and Otter Crossing, Yanky Flatts, Glennema, Splatsin Nation, Salmon Valley and rural Armstrong, Enderby, Mara, and Deep Creek.

Fibre to the Home:

Service Provider – Lytton Area Wireless Society

Connecting British Columbia grant: $134,400

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Lytton 17 Reserve  and Lytton 18 Reserve.

Lytton First Nation 2, 3 and 4 Mile Fibre to the Home:

Service Provider – Lytton Area Wireless Society

Connecting British Columbia grant: $110,150

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: rural Lytton (North Hwy 12) areas: Lytton 2 Mile Reserve, Lytton 3 Mile Reserve, St. Georges Rd., and Lytton 4 Mile Reserve.

Tatlayoko Think Tank Broadband Upgrade and Expansion:

Service Provider – Tatlayoko Think Tank Ltd.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $53,791

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Tatlayoko Lake, Kleena Kleene, Eagle Lake, and West Branch.

Lookout Ridge:

Service Provider – Network Integrated Communications Ltd.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $37,550

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: rural Chilliwack, Lookout Ridge, Rosedale and Ryder Lake.

Connecting Gulf Islands:

Service Provider – Beacon Wireless Inc.

Connecting British Columbia grant: -$134,250

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Salt Spring Island, Mayne Island, Reid Island, Genoa Bay, and Galiano Island.

Tsaxana Broadband Network Expansion:

Service Provider – Conuma Cable Systems Ltd.

Connecting British Columbia grant: $63,550

  • This project will provide the following communities with improved access to high-speed internet: Gold River and Tsaxana.

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