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