Residents in remote areas of the Chilcotin will have high-speed Internet access by 2017 thanks to a B.C. government program.
The Tatlayoko Think Tank Ltd. will use a provincial grant of $53,791 to connect residents of Tatlayoko Lake, Kleena Kleene, Eagle Lake, and West Branch.
“We know how important it is for families, students and businesses to be connected to the Internet,” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said.
“This project will help to improve the quality of life for many people in the Chilcotin.”
The project is funded through Connecting British Columbia, a $10-million, multi-year grant program that helps to pay for infrastructure required to deliver high-speed Internet connectivity to homes and businesses in rural B.C, and is among nine new projects funded that will benefit more than 80 rural and remote communities totaling more than $1.1 million.
An additional eight projects benefiting 70 communities were announced in 2015.
Currently, 94 percent of British Columbians have access to high-speed Internet making B.C. one of the most connected jurisdictions in the world.