Online Portal Seeks to Test Internet Connectivity Performance Across the Basin and Boundary

Group wants to see just how fast your internet is

Regional Broadband committee

Residents in the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions are being urged to try out a new online testing portal which is designed to measure internet connection speeds.

“The Regional Broadband Committee has been working to get a better understanding of current broadband services and to advocate for high-speed internet for residents and businesses within the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions,” explains Regional Broadband Committee Chair Rob Gay. “This online portal will provide us with specific data and give us a much clearer picture of the true state of our current connectivity.”

Residents can access the testing portal and run the performance test as many times as they would like and the Committee is hoping to see strong participation. “The more data we collect, the greater our understanding will be. We are hoping to see people from every geographic corner of the region participate,” says Mr. Gay.

The data will not only be helpful in providing the Committee with valuable data, it will also help to prioritize areas of need, and be useful in determining eligibility for federal and provincial connectivity granting programs.

Although there has been some work done to identify the state of connectivity in rural regions such as ours, to date there is a shortage of accurate and quantifiable data. “This performance test will help us close that data gap and we strongly encourage residents to login at least once,” adds Mr. Gay.

The online portal can be accessed at: https://performance.cira.ca/columbiabasin. Participants provide their location and hit start. The test takes less than two minutes to run.

The Regional Broadband Committee was established in 2014 and includes elected officials from Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Ktunaxa Nation Council, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Regional District of East Kootenay, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and Village of Valemount.

Just Posted

Survivor compensated for Sixties Scoop

Meraw recently received compensation from the Sixties Scoop Settlement

Interim payments issued to survivors

Interim payments issued for claims made through Collectiva’s Class Action Sixties Scoop Settlement

Advocacy for Secwepemc language

Archie believes Secwepemc language learning can steer First Nation children toward a positive life

Pruden plans to step down

Pruden will not run as an incumbent for the Métis women’s chair during this year’s MNBC election

Sport camps to help youth become better overall athletes

Athletic camps for youth coming to valley this month

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Gene editing debate takes root with organic broccoli, new UBC research shows

Broccoli is one of the best-known vegetables with origins in this scientific haze

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

3 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party

Union president says other officers are self-isolating due to possible exposure

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Collapse of Nunavut ice shelf ‘like losing a good friend:’ glaciologist

The ice shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island has shrunk 43 per cent

B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days

Twenty-nine fires remain active, as of Friday (Aug 7)

B.C. group renews call for protection of newly discovered glass sponge reefs

DFO says public consultation will play heavy role in future protection measures

Most Read