PROGRESS – Residents throughout the Peace region will soon have faster Internet access, thanks to the B.C. Broadband Satellite Initiative, MLAs Mike Bernier and Pat Pimm announced today.

The B.C. government is committed to spending up to $2 million to make access to satellite-based high-speed Internet more affordable for British Columbians in remote areas who don’t have access to traditional broadband Internet.

The program is the result of a partnership between the provincial government, Xplornet Communications and local installers. British Columbians who don’t have traditional wireless or landline broadband solutions available can receive funding assistance of up to 50 per cent of installation and set-up costs, up to a maximum of $250.

Our government’s goal is to see every British Columbian have access to affordable high-speed Internet by 2021.

To learn more about the program, call 1-866-841-6001 or visit Xplornet.com.

To learn more about NetworkBC visit: Network.gov.bc.ca