Food, shelter, clothing…and Wi-Fi!

BC’s NDP government is now accepting applications from local governments, internet service providers, and community organizations for grants to fund the expansion of high-speed internet access in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

The move is to help fund personal and community-wide access to the world wide web. Submissions are being accepted by the Northern Development Initiative Trust as of July 1st, 2018, and will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis.

“Connecting British Columbia has helped our province accelerate the growth of our digital economy,”said Joel McKay, Northern Development Initiative Trust CEO.

“By leveraging funds from the private sector and other levels of government, the program has been critical in helping deliver the infrastructure projects B.C. needs to compete, now and in the future.”

This funding is a part of the $40 million dedicated in 2017 to expand the Connecting British Columbia initiative.

Click here for more information on eligibility and application requirements.

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