Cowichan Internet & Cellular Connectivity Strategy

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The Project

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is undertaking a project to better understand the state of internet and cell phone connectivity in the region, so that we can create a strategy to meet our connectivity needs long into the future. This project is being led by staff from the CVRD’s Economic Development Division (Economic Development Cowichan or EDC), and a consultant, IBI Group, has been hired to augment the work.

Over the next several months, EDC and IBI Group will review the current state of internet and cellular infrastructure and services available in Cowichan, and engage with the community to uncover our collective vision for the future of connectivity for the region. Armed with this information, they will develop a strategy to meet Cowichan’s connectivity needs.


Virtual Open House - April 28 at 6:30pm

On April 28, 2022, the Cowichan Valley Regional District's Economic Development Cowichan hosted a virtual open house about the Cowichan Internet & Cellular Connectivity Strategy. The event explored the ins and outs of connectivity, and the current state of connectivity in Cowichan. Attendees participated in an exercise to uncover why connectivity is important to residents and businesses in Cowichan, which was designed to help the CVRD develop a vision for the future of connectivity for the region. We would like to thank all those who attended the event!

The recording of this event is available to view here: https://youtu.be/oWyruwEuK_0. Results of the visioning exercise are available here: https://www.planyourcowichan.ca/connect/widgets/122960/photos/26950.


Get Involved

To make this project a success, we need input from community members, business owners, non-profits, and more. In April 2022, we conducted a survey, idea boards, and a mapping exercise that gave users an opportunity to tell us about their connectivity experiences and aspirations for the future. These tools closed on April 30, and we thank all those who participated!

To be notified of project updates and when additional opportunities for input are posted, please click the Subscribe button to the right (or scroll down on your mobile device).

On this page you will also find links and information to help you better understand connectivity and how it impacts our daily lives.

The Project

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is undertaking a project to better understand the state of internet and cell phone connectivity in the region, so that we can create a strategy to meet our connectivity needs long into the future. This project is being led by staff from the CVRD’s Economic Development Division (Economic Development Cowichan or EDC), and a consultant, IBI Group, has been hired to augment the work.

Over the next several months, EDC and IBI Group will review the current state of internet and cellular infrastructure and services available in Cowichan, and engage with the community to uncover our collective vision for the future of connectivity for the region. Armed with this information, they will develop a strategy to meet Cowichan’s connectivity needs.


Virtual Open House - April 28 at 6:30pm

On April 28, 2022, the Cowichan Valley Regional District's Economic Development Cowichan hosted a virtual open house about the Cowichan Internet & Cellular Connectivity Strategy. The event explored the ins and outs of connectivity, and the current state of connectivity in Cowichan. Attendees participated in an exercise to uncover why connectivity is important to residents and businesses in Cowichan, which was designed to help the CVRD develop a vision for the future of connectivity for the region. We would like to thank all those who attended the event!

The recording of this event is available to view here: https://youtu.be/oWyruwEuK_0. Results of the visioning exercise are available here: https://www.planyourcowichan.ca/connect/widgets/122960/photos/26950.


Get Involved

To make this project a success, we need input from community members, business owners, non-profits, and more. In April 2022, we conducted a survey, idea boards, and a mapping exercise that gave users an opportunity to tell us about their connectivity experiences and aspirations for the future. These tools closed on April 30, and we thank all those who participated!

To be notified of project updates and when additional opportunities for input are posted, please click the Subscribe button to the right (or scroll down on your mobile device).

On this page you will also find links and information to help you better understand connectivity and how it impacts our daily lives.

  • This survey is now closed.

    Help us understand the current state of internet and cellular connectivity in Cowichan by completing this survey. The information will be used alongside other data to create a comprehensive coverage map for the entire Cowichan Valley Regional District. The survey will also help us uncover how satisfied residents and businesses are with their current internet and cellular services.

    The survey closed on April 30, 2022. Thank you to all those who participated!

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