Nass Valley residents are getting faster Internet speeds and better bandwidth thanks to improvements linked to the Northwest Transmission Line.
The Nisga’a Lisims Government has announced that the Internet connection to the region north of Terrace was upgraded to fibre optic last month.
The upgrades were part of the 2011 Northwest Transmission Line benefits agreement negotiated between the Nisga’a Nation and BC Hydro.
The fibre optic project, run by Nisga’a-owned Lisims Communications, also received funding and technical support from the Pathways to Technology initiative aimed at bringing affordable and reliable high-speed Internet to all 203 BC First Nations.
People in the Nisga’a communities of Gitlaxt’aamiks, Gitwinksihlkw, and Laxgalts’ap are enjoying the benefits of upgraded connections while the Village of Gingolx will be added next.
The Northwest Transmission Line runs approximately 350 kilometres north of Terrace, connecting resource projects like the Red Chris mine.