City looking to guage interest from business on fibre

Program to create an Open Access fibre optic network in Castlegar

  • Apr. 11, 2014 6:00 a.m.

The City of Castlegar wants to hear from its businesses.

As part of the program to create an Open Access fibre optic network in Castlegar, the City of Castlegar is in the process of surveying its local businesses in order to guage interest in this program.

The survey is being done by the  City of Castlegar’s Broadband Committee.

The Open Access fibre optic network is being developed within the City, in partnership with the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation.

To date the City has received 49 submissions of interest from the business community.

The next steps involve having an engineer determine where the distribution points should be in order to connect these businesses to the network and as well as provide them with information as to usage rates and services that will be available on the network. The information regarding prices and services will be provided over the next few months.

The date for receiving submissions is still open and any business that wishes to be considered for a connection can do so by going to and filling in the online survey.

People are encouraged to check on this website for updates regarding these and other areas of interest involving the development of this network.


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