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Major connectivity investments for coastal communities

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Citizens' Services

Major connectivity investments for coastal communities

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Ministry of Citizens’ Services
Government Communications and Public Engagement
778 698-1847
250 812-8768
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Ministry of Citizens’ Services
Government Communications and Public Engagement
778 698-1847
250 812-8768

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What people are saying about coastal connectivity

Michele Babchuk, MLA for North Island –

“People throughout the North Island and Discovery Islands will soon have access to the same opportunities as many others because of the projects being announced today. I’m pleased to see we are approaching a day when everyone on our coast has the internet access they need. Our region is in the midst of significant economic shifts, and connecting communities to high-speed internet brings opportunities for more diverse economies with good, stable jobs well into the future.”

Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast –

“B.C. has many coastal communities that can only be accessed by boat. Having a reliable, high-speed internet connection can make all the difference for people when working remotely and attending school. The coming improvements to coastal connectivity will make a huge difference in peoples’ lives while providing an important public amenity that can be vital for emergency response and public safety.”

Kris Olsen, mayor, Village of Queen Charlotte –

“The Village of Queen Charlotte would like to thank everyone involved who has made access to high-speed internet possible on Haida Gwaii. This project is an example of how when we work together, anything is possible. Connectivity is the key for our village's success as we move forward building a healthier and more economically resilient environment for people to call home.”

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