Cable & Telecom

B.C. regional districts getting $25M in federal-provincial broadband funding

VANCOUVER ISLAND – The federal and British Columbia governments announced today an investment of $24.7 million to bring high-speed internet access to more than 5,000 households in rural communities in the province. A press release said $19.5 million will go toward benefiting 4,000 households in regional districts including Mount Waddington, North Coast, Bulkley-Nechako, qathet, Columbia-Shuswap, and Cowichan Valley, with details on projects coming later. Another $5.2 million will go toward more than 1,100 households on and around Vancouver Island via seven projects with Prince Rupert’s CityWest. The funding is part of a federal-provincial agreement, announced in March, that would see...