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$5 Million in High-Speed Internet Funding for Rural BC

Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 11:44 AM

Prince George, B.C. – It’s the news many in rural B.C. have been waiting for.

Federal, provincial and regional governments have awarded over $5 million to B.C.-based internet provider ABC Communications to deliver faster broadband services to rural areas in the province.

ABC will also be investing an additional $2 million for a total project value of $7 million. The three year deployment plan will bring a minimum of 10 Mbps in internet services to each area.

The investment is set to benefit 12,800 households in the following communities: Burns Lake, Fort Fraser, Kersley, Lumby, Ferndale, Tl’azt’en First Nation, Yekooche First Nation, Horsefly, Osoyoos, Shuswap Falls, Tintagel, Southbank, Prince George, Red Rock, Quesnel, Willow River, Bear Lake, Barriere, Simpcw First Nation, Lac La Hache, Little Fort, 100 Mile House, 70 Mile House, Mclure, Beaverdell, Hixon, Lone Butte, Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake.

The project is receiving funding from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Connecting Canadians program, which is part of Canada’s digital economy strategy, and the Provincial Connecting British Columbia Grant Program.


It’s about time . Not near enough but a good start .

It’s the cost per Month for Wireless Internet and paying by the GB, just take a look at the Website and you see how much it really cost for High speed and a 100 GB! Compare that to your ADSL in Town like Telus!

….and still no Salmon Valley! Frustrating!

I am on Bell and am being charged 100 bucks a month for 15 gigs…just crazy to be paying that much to be online…

Some of us live less then 5 kms out of McBride and can’t get Telus high speed. Talk about frustrating when your neighbour across the road has it but you don’t. This has been the case for the last 10 years. No improvements or upgrades since then. So where is all the money being spent. Definitely not here for us folks living on the fringes of McBride

    The lack of Internet was the reason we stopped looking at mcbride for real estate . Really love the place but who wants to live in the nineties .

      But you’d be able to drive from one end of town clear across to the other AND back in your Electric Vehicle, with your lights and the heater on, even in the winter!

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