Southern Gulf Islands
Community Economic Sustainability Commission Initiatives


Connectivity Planning In the Southern Gulf Islands

Developing a sustainable economy in the Southern Gulf Islands requires that we have the infrastructure in place to attract and retain creative people who conduct their business in the “digital economy”. These individuals want access to affordable, reliable, broadband Internet service from their home-based offices as well as business centres.


The Capital Regional District (CRD) is currently consulting with the communities of the Southern Gulf Islands (SGI) Electoral Area (Galiano, Mayne, Pender and Saturna Islands) about ways to improve broadband connectivity and how greater connectivity can advance each island’s common goals of sustainable economic development, community health, and resilience.

To learn more about Connectivity Planning in the Southern Gulf Islands, visit our website.

In the Fall and Winter of 2019, the CRD will engage with Southern Gulf Island residents, businesses and organizations to discuss the needs, benefits and trade-offs of greater connectivity, and it's potential to support the social, economic and sustainability goals of the region. You can fill out a paper survey or join us for one of our upcoming workshops.

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