A recent report on broadband connectivity in the Cariboo has been made available by the Cariboo Regional District.
The report offers a comprehensive look at the current state of connectivity in the region, identifies areas for improvement, and offers insights into prospective approaches for bringing modern levels of broadband service to the Cariboo.
According to the CRD, the report measured Cariboo connectivity against speed standards chosen for the federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund. The connectivity goal, or Universal Service Objective (USO), is ’50/10′ for 50 megabits per second download and 10 megabits per second upload speed targets.
According to the CRD, the report found that 30% of households and businesses in rural areas of the CRD are considered at the USO level, and over 50% of homes and businesses in the CRD have connectivity that would be considered poor. 68 project areas were identified, representing over 16,000 homes and businesses.
The full report can be found on the CRD website.