Regional Connectivity Strategy

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The Regional Connectivity Strategy will identify options for the PRRD to ensure that high-speed Broadband Internet services are accessible throughout the entire district, and outline how broadband infrastructure can be built to meet the demand for residents now and into the future.

Help us get to the next step by taking the CIRA Internet Speed Test.

The Regional Connectivity Strategy will identify options for the PRRD to ensure that high-speed Broadband Internet services are accessible throughout the entire district, and outline how broadband infrastructure can be built to meet the demand for residents now and into the future.

Help us get to the next step by taking the CIRA Internet Speed Test.

  • Project updates

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    PRRD ASKING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES FOR THEIR FEEDBACK ABOUT INTERNET AND CELLULAR SPEEDS

    The PRRD is working with the Province to provide necessary information for an $830 million investment agreement to improve access to high-speed Broadband Internet in rural, remote and Indigenous communities throughout BC.

    To help us make sure that the Peace region is represented, the PRRD needs help from residents and businesses.

    Participating is just two steps!
    1. Take the CIRA Internet Speed Test
    2. Complete the Connected Communities survey:

    The deadline for the PRRD to submit a response to the Province is April 25, please get your speed tests and survey's done by April 22!

    Learn more about the Request to Participate in partnership with the Province.

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  • Vision

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    Residents, businesses, and organizations within the PRRD will have access to reliable, redundant, high-speed Broadband Internet services in their homes, businesses and public buildings, at performance levels that meet all of their needs for health, education, economic development, that are delivered now and into the future.

  • Project Background

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    With the increasing demand for new applications, consumers and businesses are consuming bandwidth at an ever increasing rate. To respond, local governments across the country are owning and operating broadband infrastructure and networks. Traditionally a service provided by the private sector, local governments are being asked to provide leadership and innovation, and leverage Broadband opportunities to bring greater economic diversity, resiliency, and prosperity to their communities. The PRRD Connectivity Strategy is based on a collective vision from Electoral Areas B, C, D and E, and the City of Dawson Creek, District of Chetwynd, District of Taylor, District of Hudson’s Hope, and the Village of Pouce Coupe.


    The minimum target speed set by the CRTC for Canadians is 50 megabits per second (mbps) download with a 10 mbps upload, however, connectivity demands are expected to continue to increase beyond the “50/10 mbps target” due to the rapidly changing nature of information and communications technology. Despite multiple grant funding programs being developed to upgrade or establish broadband infrastructure, the challenges to connect are still an obstacle for many residents. To overcome this divide, local governments must take an active role in the deployment of Broadband Infrastructure in their communities.

Page last updated: 25 May 2022, 02:39 PM