WHERE DO COMMUNITY BROADBAND NETWORKS ALREADY EXIST?
Municipal and community-owned broadband networks exist all over the world, in both urban and rural communities. Examples in Olds, Alberta and Sandy, Oregon illustrate how community-owned networks in North America can do wonders for the livelihoods of those who live there. Similar projects are even springing up thousands of miles away, in places like the Netherlands and Singapore. This map shows community-owned networks in the U.S.: https://muninetworks.org/communitymap
The Connected Coast is bringing an open-access sub-sea fiber cable to 153 coastal communities in BC by 2023. Several underserved islands including Cortes and Quadra, Hornby and Denman and Haida Gwaii are building their own fiber last mile networks that will connect to this sub-sea cable.
C-tal Fiber Cooperative in Quebec
The C-tal Cooperative is providing fiber to the home to several communities in the region of Antoine-Labelle, Quebec with the goal of enriching the life of its members with high-performing technology while contributing to the socio-economic growth of our communities.
Canadian Municipal Fiber Communities
- Olds, AB: The first to offer gigabit Internet
- Stratford, ON: Ontario’s technological innovation hub
- Coquitlam, BC: B.C.’s trail blazer
- Eastern Ontario: A real, rural network
- Campbell River, BC: Reducing Broadband Costs Spurs Innovation