SCCNC – Strathcona Connected Coast Network Corporation
The Strathcona Connected Coast Network Corporation (SCCNC) was incorporated to own, manage and operate a regional broadband infrastructure on Vancouver Island.
The SCCNC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Strathcona Regional District (SRD). The SRD is recruiting for the SCCNC Board of Directors to advise on the overall strategic direction and foster long-term success of the SCCNC. Individuals who have a strong interest and commitment in advancing access to reliable and affordable broadband are encouraged to apply.
The SCCNC entered a joint venture partnership with CityWest to plan, implement and operate the Connected Coast Project. This project will bring high-speed Internet accessibility to rural and remote communities along coastal BC, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island. The network includes 3,400 km of subsea fibre optic cable which will provide broadband infrastructure to 159 landing sites. Construction of the network will be completed in 2023. Once the subsea cable is in place and landing sites are constructed, internet service providers will be able to connect to the infrastructure and then provide internet services to residents and businesses. Funding for the $45.4 million Connected Coast project has been secured through provincial and federal government programs.
Visit connectedcoast.ca for more project details.
SCCNC Board of Directors
The purpose of the SCCNC Board is to advise on the overall strategic direction of the organization. The board is comprised of a minimum of 5 and not more than 7 directors. Directors will have a term of office commencing on the date of the annual general meeting they are elected or appointed and terminating immediately prior to the election or appointment of directors at their second annual general meeting (two-year term).
The following Board Members were appointed in April 2021:
- Richard Franklin (Chair)
- Ben Hyman (Vice-Chair)
- Thomas Darcie
- Rod Nugent
- Shannon Baikie
- David Leitch (SRD)
- SRD Board Appointed Observers – Brad Unger & Andy Adams
Stay Informed & Follow the Progress Online
- Connected Coast Website: www.connectedcoast.ca
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/connectedcoast
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/coast_connected
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/connectedcoast
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCuvgVJiUhU4C8QRQVcX3M0w
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/connectedcoast
SRD Fibre-Optic Home Connections
The Connected Coast Project will provide subsea high speed fibre optic cable to communities along the BC Coast and around Vancouver Island. Once this ‘Backbone’ fibre reaches a community, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) will connect to the fibre cable and offer internet service directly to residential and commercial properties, providing a ‘Last Mile’ connection.
An ISP will complete fibre drops to properties by stringing fibre optic cable on existing utility poles or underground from the utility right of way directly to homes. A small access box will be attached to the outside of homes near other utilities. In most cases, the installation of last mile connections will be free of charge while crews are present in the community. Property owners have the choice whether to purchase internet service or not. Having access to high-speed Internet has many advantages, recognized by renters and homeowners alike.
Internet services will be provided by CityWest for some communities. Learn more and sign up for your free fibre optic home installation today.
Funding for last-mile solutions will be pursued when programs become available. If your neighbourhood or community does not have access to 50 Mbps download/10 mbps upload internet speeds, please email email@example.com