Rural Broadband Strategy
In recognition of the importance of internet connectivity, the TNRD, together with telecommunications engineering consultant TANEx Engineering Corporation, has completed the TNRD Regional Broadband Strategy. The Strategy provides a roadmap for improving high-speed internet connectivity in our rural electoral areas.
As part of the development of the Strategy, a public survey was conducted with residents and businesses across the electoral areas to gather information about existing internet and cellular services.
Opportunity for Residents to Participate in Internet Speeds Study
It is also useful and important for residents and stakeholders to complete a CIRA speed test. As with the survey, CIRA speed tests will give TANEx Engineering an opportunity to analyze Internet speed test data that residents in the region are actually experiencing.
To participate, residents are asked to complete the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Internet Speed Test.
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.