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Comox To Receive Improved High-Speed Internet

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 8:58am

By Jay Herrington

NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says that more people in Comox will be able to enjoy high-speed internet, as construction to lay subsea fibre optic cable around Vancouver Island completes the projects that were underway in Comox.

NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says that more people in Comox will be able to enjoy high-speed internet, as construction to lay subsea fibre optic cable around Vancouver Island completes the projects that were underway in Comox.

The project is part of the government's plan to connect every household in B.C., including rural, remote, and Indigenous communities with high-speed internet by 2027.

Leonard says the project "creates solutions for communities and will ensure that residents can access stable and reliable internet, keeping them connected with the world."

The project, which includes laying connective cable at various landing sites around Vancouver Island, wrapped up in Comox and Williams Beach this week.

These sites are part of more than 26 landing sites where the cable comes ashore.

Currently, many residents living along the West Coast of BC and around Vancouver Island do not have access to reliable and affordable internet.

Connected Coast is providing the necessary infrastructure for Internet Service Providers to connect businesses and households with connections that will allow more opportunities for work, education, and connecting virtually with friends and family.

The $45.4 million project will run 3,400 kilometres of subsea fibre-optic cable along the coast, to connect thousands in approximately 139 rural and remote coastal communities, including 48 Indigenous communities, with high-speed internet.

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