CONNECTING BRITISH COLUMBIA

The high cost of providing infrastructure for residents in and around rural and remote communities in B.C. has been identified by municipal governments, First Nations, Regional Districts, regional Internet service providers, and community advocates as one of the key barriers to expanding internet services. 

The Connecting British Columbia program helps fund infrastructure required to deliver high-speed internet connectivity to rural and remote areas of the province. The program is funded by the Province of British Columbia and is administered by Northern Development Initiative Trust

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Connecting British Columbia program is currently accepting applications for funding through successive in-takes. Funds are available to help internet service providers and regional and local governments connect people in rural and Indigenous communities with high-speed internet. The program will invite applications for funding through successive intakes until funds are exhausted.

Eligible applicants for the Connecting British Columbia program include:

CURRENT APPLICATIONS

The Connecting British Columbia is currently accepting applications for the following:

APPLY FOR FUNDING

Please review all program documents in detail as incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Complete application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email.

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FEATURED SUCCESS STORY

SOLVING CONNECTIVITY CHALLENGES IN RURAL B.C.

Working together with community partners, the Kaslo infoNet Society (KiN) is a great example of what is possible when a small number of committed people come together to improve lives in their community through access to internet.

For more connectivity success stories go here

OTHER CONNECTIVITY FUNDING PROGRAMS

Funding for connectivity projects comes from a variety of sources and may also be available to assist with rural and remote community connectivity planning. Both the federal and the provincial governments have created dedicated programs to help pay for infrastructure which ISPs can apply for:

RESOURCES

Northern Development in collaboration with Network BC, has published documents to help communities, project partners and others understand more about connectivity in B.C.

Connectivity Resources

SUCCESS STORIES

Northern Development in collaboration with Network BC, has published success stories that showcase the impact that improved connectivity can have on communities throughout the province.

Connectivity Success Stories

WATCH WHAT INCREASED CONNECTIVITY MEANS FOR THE RESIDENTS OF HAIDA GWAII:

CONTACT INFORMATION

For program enquiries contact:

Northern Development Initiative Trust
250-561-2525
ConnectingBC@northerndevelopment.bc.ca
301-1268 Fifth Avenue, Prince George BC V2L 3L2 Canada

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If you’d like to discuss your project in further detail with Northern Development staff, please contact us by email, phone, or filling out the form below. Also, we encourage you to reach out to us if you think you are eligible for funding for categories that are not specified here.

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