Elk Valley Broadband Forum

Elk Valley Broadband Forum

Date: October 15th, 2014

Location: Elkford, BC

Members of the Elk Valley business community converged on Elkford on Wednesday October 15th to attend a Broadband Forum organized by the Elk Valley Economic Initiative in association with the Province of BC and Invest Kootenay.

Held at the Elkford Community Conference Centre, the forum was an interactive session with presentations from the municipalities of Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie along with Rob Gay, Chair of the Kootenay Regional Broadband Initiative and Aimee Ambrosone, COO of the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation.

Attendees were able to voice their views and concerns over access to broadband in the region and understand what the specific plans and timeframes are for roll out within the Basin.

From a business perspective, it was encouraging to hear of the ambitious plans for connecting communities to a robust and high speed infrastructure which will help to attract businesses to the region.

For more information on the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation you can download the strategy document here.