Southern Gulf Islands Regional Broadband Strategy
Recognizing the need for better connectivity for the islands of Galiano, Mayne, Saturna and Pender (“the SGI”), the Capital Regional District engaged TANEx to develop a strategy to get broadband connectivity at 50 million bits per second download speed and 10 million bits per second upload speed (“50/10” or the “USO”) for the SGI. Building on the CRD’s prior work, Connecting SGI, this report provides a vision for the future of connectivity in the SGI along with a summary of the current level of connectivity. It illustrates the challenges and opportunities for improving broadband service for the SGI, describes alternatives and provides recommendations and cost estimates. You can read the Southern Gulf Islands Regional Broadband Strategy, here.