Connect the Basin

The Connect the Basin project will bring high-speed connectivity to more rural communities and areas in the Columbia Basin. This new multi-year, $82-million project is being funded by the federal and provincial governments, the regional districts of Central Kootenay, Columbia Shuswap, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay and Columbia Basin Trust, creating access to high-speed internet for 5,429 homes.

To better connect more rural households, this project includes some expansion of the Trust’s current fibre optic network and will establish a last-mile network, infrastructure that Internet service providers can use to deliver high-speed Internet.

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