Proposed broadband from Playmor junction to Nakusp: update

Aimee Ambrosone, Director, Delivery of Benefits for Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) who also works on broadband and  high-speed connectivity projects told Nakusp council that the CBT is setting up and supporting a broadband backbone in  the region.

The “last mile” that connects homes  and businesses to the backbone would then be provided by an internet service provider (ISP).
The application that the CBT submitted for funding to the provincial Connecting BC program to bring fibre from  Playmor Junction to Nakusp is currently under review. Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan, RDCK Areas H and K, and CBT all committed money to the project as part of the application.
If the funding is secured, then the work begins, said Ambrosone, and it will take a year to a year-and-a-half after the backbone is in to connect people to the internet.
As reported in the Valley Voice, Jan. 17/ 19