Residents and businesses in New Hazelton and Lake Kathlyn soon will be better able to access faster Internet speeds.
The province is contributing $828,000 in two new connectivity projects that will soon get underway by CityWest.
Local Internet service provider CityWest will contribute over $1.93 million to the projects for a total cost of more than $2.76 million. The provincial portion is being provided through the Connecting British Columbia program, administered by Northern Development Initiative Trust.
More than 1,100 rural households and businesses will have better opportunities to learn, do business, access services and stay connected through the installation of the first direct fibre lines in the areas. CityWest’s new fibre connections will provide Lake Kathlyn and New Hazelton with Internet speeds comparable with major urban centres. CityWest’s projects complement other Internet improvements being made by other Internet service providers operating in the wider region.