Kamloops, BC—June 16, 2021— to help understand broadband needs throughout the region, particularly those in rural areas, TNRD residents, businesses and community stakeholders are encouraged to take part in an online internet speed test.
All TNRD residents can go to https://performance.cira.ca/bc to perform a quick and easy Canadian speed test. Community data collected will be used to analyze the speeds that residents in the region are actually experiencing, compared to the internet speed data published on the federal government’s National Broadband Internet Service Availability Map.
The speed test data will be collected and analyzed by TANEx Engineering, who has been engaged by the provincial Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the Union of BC Municipalities to collect the speed test data from all around BC.
Residents are urged to participate as soon as possible to ensure the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is adequately represented. The more tests that are completed, the more robust the data about internet speeds experienced throughout the region.
For more information, go to www.tnrd.ca/rural-broadband.
Ron Storie, Director of Community Services
Thompson-Nicola Regional District