Slocan Valley Fibre Optic Backbone Project

To improve connectivity, local governments and the Trust partnered with the Province of BC to extend a fibre optic backbone network into the Slocan Valley 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 built a fibre optic backbone between Playmor Junction and Shoreholme, just north of Nakusp, connecting to the existing regional network passing by Playmour Junction and has Points of Presence (POPs) in Playmour Junction and the Villages of Slocan, Silverton, New Denver and Nakusp.

Project funding was received from the Province through the Connecting BC program, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Village of Nakusp, Village of Slocan, the Village of Silverton and the Village of New Denver, as well as the Trust and was completed in 2023.

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