IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE RELIABLE ACCESS to high-speed internet, it’s most likely something you take for granted. Almost without thinking about it, you can pick up your phone, tablet or laptop and have information from around the world at your fingertips.
Internet connectivity has become essential for many things – going to school, opening a business, accessing services and staying connected with the people we love. The pandemic demonstrated like never before how integral our digital world is, and it’s clear that our reliance on the internet will continue to grow.
However, not everyone has equal access to high-speed internet across the province. That’s why I’m so passionate about the investments we’re making to bring connectivity to more people in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.
Last week, we announced a historic joint federal and provincial investment of $830 million to connect the remaining underserved rural and Indigenous households to high-speed internet. With that investment, we’re ensuring that by 2027, everyone in B.C. will have full and equal access to high-speed internet.