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Improved internet connectivity project to help 1,600 Chetwynd and area homes

Provincial minister in Chetwynd this afternoon for $10 million announcement.
Beare in Ft Nelson
Beare in Fort Nelson earlier this week.

Nearly $10 million dollars is coming to Chetwynd to impove internet access.

Lisa Beare, provincial Minister of Citizens Services, announced as much as $9.8 million in combined federal and provincial funding to improve internet connectivity for approximately 1,600 households in Chetwynd.

"Through our strong partnership with the federal government, we continue to make steady progress in closing the remaining connectivity gaps in the province, bringing us closer to our goal of connecting every BC household by said Beare today in a statement. 

"Through our StrongerBC Economic Plan, we are committed to ensuring everyone in the province has an equal opportunity for success and has access to high-speed internet.

The joint funding commitment of $24 million is part of an agreement between the governments of British Columbia and Canada. The District of Chetwynd will receive as much as $9.8 million to install new fibre optics in Dokie Siding, Twidwell Bend and Wabi Hill.

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