Connecting the RDBN
The RDBN is pursuing partnerships to ensure that all residents have access to high-speed internet and cellular connectivity. In the New Year you will see information about our proposed Regional Connectivity Service Establishment.
This service is proposed at minimal taxation and is an important step in our ability to develop partnerships. This service WILL NOT be taxed to pay for connectivity infrastructure but will allow us to use grant funding to contribute to improving service in the region. Do you have a question for us? Feel free to contact us or let us know via the form below:
Phone: 250-692-3195 Email: email@example.com
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has formed a Broadband Committee with a vision that all citizens in the RDBN will have access to High Speed Internet.
The Committee is working with the RDBN Board to develop and implement an approved RDBN Broadband Strategy.
In order to create as informed a Strategy as possible, we need you! Please take a minute or two to complete the Internet Performance Test and answer a few survey questions to help us understand your Connectivity experience in the RDBN. Each submission prior to May 28th, 2021 is eligible to be entered to win a prize package from local businesses valued at over $200!
PLEASE NOTE - The Internet Performance Test data is most valuable when it is collected on multiple occasions at various times of day or year. Please complete the test more than once, as the link will be open to collect data for a full year. Each submission associated with a login for the Internet Performace Test is an eligible entry in the prize draw up to a maximum of 20 entries.
We understand that there will be a difference between the CIRA’s test and other online tools like Speedtest. The CIRA test by design is focused on the quality of the connection and undoubtedly will report slower results. It is meant to reflect the normal daily usage. Other tests, which test the maximum possible speed, involve finding the closest possible server and running the test at optimal conditions. We understand that the test does not reflect the capacity from a home to a provider’s network, but it is important for us to test what the real world performance is going to be to Facebook, Google, Apple or other applications that people normally use.
For further information about the CIRA Internet Performance Test, and internet speed in general, please visit the FAQ page found here: CIRA FAQ Page
If you are interested in reading the first Phase of the RDBN Connecitvity Study, you can download the PDF here:
If you have any questions or comments about connectivity or our project, please feel free to contact the Manager of Regional Economic Development here:
COVID-19 Connectivity Concerns?
Are you a home or business customer experiencing challenges due to a lack of connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic?
All levels of Government are working on responses to the current issues facing our Country, Province and Communities. If you have time to provide information on areas where poor broadband is impacting your ability to participate digitally during this time of physical distancing, we would love to hear from you. We will use the information you provide to plan and advocate for improved service in our Region.