Fruitvale to Nelson Fibre Optic Backbone Project

To improve connectivity, the Trust partnered with federal, provincial and local governments to extend a fibre optic backbone network between Fruitvale and Nelson to serve as a high-speed launching platform for Internet Service Providers wishing to offer their services to residents or businesses in the area.

This project received funding from the federal government through the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the provincial government through the Connecting BC program, the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Trust and was completed in 2024.

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