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B.C. promises broadband to all

 

Last updated 3/28/2022 at 3:38pm

U.S. Government Accountability Office

A satellite dish serves a home in Beaver, Alaska, from a 2016 GAO report on challenges in bringing internet access to tribal areas.

Victoria, B.C.-A new statement from the government of British Columbia announces that by 2027, all of the province will have access to broadband. The federal and British Columbia governments are spending $830 million to provide access to high-speed internet across the province.

B.C. is promising that every home and community will have the service by 2027, a promise announced in last month's budget.

In a joint statement, Minister of Citizens' Services Lisa Beare and Minister of Jobs Ravi Kahlon say the plan means many First Nations communities will have high-speed Internet access for the fir...



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