As part of the initiative residents who don’t have traditional wireless or landline broadband solutions available can receive funding assistance of up to 50 per cent of installation and set up costs up to a maximum of $250.
In a release Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm says, “This initiative will definitely help with connecting residents who live in remote and isolated regions of our region to high-speed internet. This initiative will definitely help make satellite internet more affordable and within reach for more families.”
Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier adds, “We all know how important it is for businesses, students, and families to be connected to the internet. This program will definitely help improve the quality of life for those who do not already have the equipment or access to broadband internet.”
The goal of the government is to make sure everyone in the province has access to affordable high speed internet by 2021.
Eligible residents throughout Peace communities include: Arras, Baldonnel, Cecil Lake, Charlie Lake, Chetwynd, Farmington, Goodlow, Groundbirch, Hudson’s Hope, Moberly Lake, Montnet, Rose Prairie, Progress, Rolla, Sunset Prairie, Tomslake, and Tumbler Ridge.