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B.C. commits $50 million to improve Internet in rural and Indigenous communities – National Post
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100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. — The British Columbia government will contribute $50 million to an ongoing internet connectivity program to bring high-speed services to rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
Ravi Kahlon, the parliamentary secretary for rural development, said Monday the grant funding is expected to benefit people living in up to 200 rural and Indigenous communities.
The funding can be used to help bring high-speed internet to entire regions or to make final connections to homes and businesses, he said.
“Bringing connectivity to communities takes timing, collaboration and hard work to design local solutions and develop infrastructure that meets the needs of its residents, and to ensure the network is one that people and businesses can depend on,” he said at a news conference.