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Located below the Yukon province, British Columbia lies in western Canada and is anchored by it's most populous city, Vancouver - also the economic powerhouse of the province. Victoria (across the sound from Vancouver) is the governmental capital of the province. In a 2012 Canadian Internet Use Survey, British Columbia (along with Alberta) was recognized as one of of two provinces in Canada with the greatest percentage of its citizens having Internet access (86%). This was actually up two percentage points from 2010 when the study was conducted previously.

Even though this 2012 survey found the province as a whole to have a high rate of Internet access, the SPEEDS which many BC'ers access the Internet has been found to be lacking according to a more recent (2016) report from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. This report found Vancouver, Victoria and Surrey lagging behind Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa when it comes to Internet speeds.

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Looking at previous Internet usage/access statistics within the province, one sees steady growth in Internet access in Vancouver, Victoria and throughout British Columbia. In 2005 69.3% of British Columbians could access the Internet from one or more locations (including home, work, library, school or "other"). That number was up to 77.6% in 2007 and had grown to 85.4% by 2009. Breaking down the sub-categories of Internet access in the province over the same time periods, Home Internet Access grew from 63.3% a huge 20 points up to 83.0%, Internet access from places of employment grew from 25.0% to 35.6% and, lagging behind other sub-categories, Internet access within schools only grew from 11.3% up to 15.3% from 2005 to 2009.

Source: “Statistics Canada” from Government of Canada (

The largest Internet Providers offering service in British Columbia are: TekSavvy, Montreal-DSL, Primus, Shaw and Telus. These are all centered around the Vancouver population center. When you consider also Victoria, you also find Comwave, Eastlink and Convergia. Bell Mobility provides mobile broadband Internet access (LTE and 3G/4G) through many, more rural portions of British Columbia.

100 Mile House, BC11
Abbotsford, BC18
Alert Bay, BC9
Anmore, BC7
Armstrong, BC10
Ashcroft, BC9
Barriere, BC8
Belcarra, BC8
Bowen Island, BC9
Burnaby, BC23
Burns Lake, BC11
Cache Creek, BC9
Campbell River, BC15
Canal Flats, BC10
Castlegar, BC12
Central Saanich, BC7
Chase, BC10
Chetwynd, BC12
Chilliwack, BC15
Clearwater, BC10
Clinton, BC9
Coldstream, BC9
Colwood, BC8
Comox, BC9
Coquitlam, BC22
Courtenay, BC13
Cranbrook, BC14
Creston, BC11
Cumberland, BC9
Dawson Creek, BC17
Delta, BC13
Duncan, BC15
Elkford, BC9
Enderby, BC11
Esquimalt, BC8
Fernie, BC11
Fort Saint James, BC8
Fort Saint John, BC8
Fraser Lake, BC9
Fruitvale, BC8
Gibsons, BC10
Gold River, BC9
Golden, BC13
Grand Forks, BC12
Granisle, BC11
Greenwood, BC9
Harrison Hot Springs, BC11
Hazelton, BC11
Highlands, BC7
Hope, BC12
Houston, BC10
Hudson's Hope, BC12
Invermere, BC12
Jumbo Glacier, BC8
Kamloops, BC16
Kaslo, BC10
Kelowna, BC17
Kent, BC8
Keremeos, BC10
Kimberley, BC11
Kitimat, BC10
Ladysmith, BC12
Lake Country, BC10
Lake Cowichan, BC10
Langford, BC8
Langley, BC16
Lantzville, BC10
Lillooet, BC8
Lions Bay, BC7
Logan Lake, BC11
Lumby, BC10
Lytton, BC9
Mackenzie, BC11
Maple Ridge, BC13
Masset, BC8
McBride, BC10
Merritt, BC13
Metchosin, BC8
Midway, BC10
Mission, BC15
Montrose, BC8
Nakusp, BC11
Nanaimo, BC14
Nelson, BC11
New Denver, BC8
New Hazelton, BC8
New Westminster, BC17
North Cowichan, BC9
North Saanich, BC8
North Vancouver, BC21
Northern Rockies, BC8
Oak Bay, BC8
Oliver, BC9
Osoyoos, BC11
Parksville, BC14
Peachland, BC11
Pemberton, BC9
Penticton, BC17
Pitt Meadows, BC13
Port Alberni, BC14
Port Alice, BC9
Port Clements, BC8
Port Coquitlam, BC13
Port Edward, BC9
Port Hardy, BC11
Port McNeill, BC11
Port Moody, BC14
Pouce Coupe, BC11
Powell River, BC15
Prince George, BC15
Prince Rupert, BC13
Princeton, BC13
Qualicum Beach, BC8
Queen Charlotte, BC9
Quesnel, BC16
Radium Hot Springs, BC10
Revelstoke, BC10
Richmond, BC24
Rossland, BC9
Saanich, BC8
Salmo, BC11
Salmon Arm, BC16
Sayward, BC9
Sechelt, BC10
Sicamous, BC12
Sidney, BC11
Silverton, BC7
Slocan, BC9
Smithers, BC11
Sooke, BC9
Spallumcheen, BC9
Sparwood, BC9
Squamish, BC16
Stewart, BC9
Summerland, BC10
Sun Peaks, BC10
Surrey, BC21
Tahsis, BC9
Taylor, BC11
Telkwa, BC10
Terrace, BC14
Tofino, BC12
Trail, BC11
Tumbler Ridge, BC11
Ucluelet, BC12
Valemount, BC10
Vancouver, BC27
Vanderhoof, BC11
Vernon, BC16
Victoria, BC16
View Royal, BC8
Warfield, BC8
Wells, BC9
West Vancouver, BC20
Whistler, BC14
White Rock, BC10
Williams Lake, BC14
Zeballos, BC9