In early 2019, CBBC was approved for funding through the Province of BC’s Connecting British Columbia Program for two projects.
The Slocan Valley project involves a 125km expansion of CBBC’s regional broadband network from the Playmor Junction to Nakusp. The project will greatly improve connectivity available for households in the communities in the Slocan Valley.
The South Country fibre project involves a 60km expansion of CBBC’s regional broadband network from Jaffray south to the US border at Roosville. The project will enhance connectivity for underserved residents in the Roosville Valley and facilitate interconnection of CBBC’s network to the Seattle Internet Exchange.
CBBC has executed construction and material procurement contracts and is currently in the process of finalizing permitting and scheduling construction start.
CBBC expects to begin construction for both project
s by early summer with construction continuing into winter 2021.