ABC Communications receives multimillion-dollar funding to bring wireless high speed inertnet to rural British Columbia.
Vancouver, BC, April, 2016: BC-based Internet provider ABC Communications has been awarded over $5-Million from Federal, Provincial and Regional governments to deliver faster broadband services to many rural regions of BC. ABC will also be investing an additional $2-Million into these projects for a total project value of over $7-Million.
ABC’s three year deployment plan will bring a minimum of 10 Mbps Internet services to as many as 12,800 households in the following communities: Burns Lake, Fort Fraser, Kersley, Lumby, Ferndale, Decker Lake, Tl’azt’en First Nation, Yekooche First Nation, Horsefly, Osoyoos, Shuswap Falls, Tintagel, Southbank, Prince George, Red Rock, Quesnel, Willow River, Bear Lake, Barriere, Simpcw First Nation, Lac La Hache, Little Fort, 100 Mile House, 70 Mile House, Mclure, Beaverdell, Hixon, Lone Butte, Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake.
"With the rise of online streaming and rich multimedia applications, we see an ever-increasing demand for faster data connectivity over our networks; with these expansions our customers will have access to the fast, reliable connection they need," said Falko Kadenbach Vice President of, ABC.
ABC will deploy leading-edge TD-LTE wireless equipment in combination with its licensed 3.5 GHz spectrum to provide coverage up to 30 km from the tower site. Providing a wireless alternative for last mile broadband access is key to bridging the digital divide in rural communities.
ABC was one of the first companies to successfully deploy TD-LTE systems in Canada and the first in BC, "TD-LTE is the next wireless broadband standard for Wireless Internet Service Providers in Canada," said Bob Allen CEO of, ABC.
This project is receiving funding from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's Connecting Canadians program, which is part of Canada’s digital economy strategy, and the Provincial Connecting British Columbia Grant Program.
About ABC Communications
ABC Communications is one of BC’s largest independent providers of telecom products and services. With offices in Vancouver, Prince George, Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Kelowna and Penticton, the company has annual sales over $6M. ABC provides Internet, data networks, fibre optic solutions, commercial phone systems and retail cellular products. ABC Communications’ wireless Internet customers include cities, school districts and universities, airports, provincial government offices, businesses and residential clients.