The City of Campbell River is now offering local downtown Campbell River businesses more high-speed internet through CRadvantage.
As Vancouver Island’s first open-access fibre optic municipal broadband network, the city says it provides affordable, high-speed connectivity to support growth in the technology sector.
It also helps local businesses to compete internationally.
The network extension was completed along 11th Avenue to the corner of Dogwood Street and 12th Avenue on July 29th.
“This open-access network allows internet service providers to lease access to the network and provide a variety of broadband internet services to integrated buildings and clients,” says information technology manager Warren Kalyn.
“The business model encourages the development of free market competition by allowing telecommunication and wholesale service providers open access to the city’s broadband network while providing cost-effective internet access and a variety of service options previously unavailable within our community.”
Economic development officer, Rose Klukas, says technology continues to be a key economic driver.
“The city and community partners support the on-going development of CRadvantage municipal broadband network as a model technology initiative that represents Campbell River’s commitment to technology and economic development in the downtown core,” Klukas says.
The first phase of CRadvantage was completed back in November 2017, and the city adds that future network expansion is planned for more locations around downtown.
To learn more about CRadvantage, click here.