The federal government has introduced that Telus will receive $6.7 million from the Universal Broadband Fund to bring high-speed internet to rural communities in British Columbia.
The undertaking will join 1,977 underserved households in Pemberton, Steelhead, Ryder Lake, northwest of Princeton and the north Sunshine Coast.
“High-speed internet service is essential to the success of everyone living and working in rural British Columbia,” mentioned Rural Economic Development Minister Maryam Monsef in a news release. “We will continue to make investments like these to help connect every Canadian to the high-speed internet they need.”
The federal government launched the $1.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund on November ninth and included the Rapid Response Stream. The stream has made up to $150 million instantly obtainable for shovel-ready tasks that may be accomplished by November fifteenth, 2021.
The stream was created to be sure that tasks which are prepared to transfer ahead can receive fast approval to permit for building to start as quickly as doable.
“Projects funded under the UBF, as well as through other public and private investments, will help connect 98 percent of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026 and achieve the national target of 100 percent connectivity by 2030,” the government notes.
The fund is at present open for functions till March fifteenth, 2021. It’s value noting that the government supplies a service to assist candidates construct partnerships and navigate the appliance course of.