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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, BC10
Abbotsford, BC17
Alert Bay, BC8
Anmore, BC6
Armstrong, BC9
Ashcroft, BC8
Barriere, BC7
Belcarra, BC7
Bowen Island, BC8
Burnaby, BC22
Burns Lake, BC10
Cache Creek, BC8
Campbell River, BC14
Canal Flats, BC9
Castlegar, BC11
Central Saanich, BC6
Chase, BC9
Chetwynd, BC11
Chilliwack, BC14
Clearwater, BC9
Clinton, BC8
Coldstream, BC8
Colwood, BC7
Comox, BC8
Coquitlam, BC21
Courtenay, BC12
Cranbrook, BC13
Creston, BC10
Cumberland, BC8
Dawson Creek, BC16
Delta, BC12
Duncan, BC14
Elkford, BC8
Enderby, BC10
Esquimalt, BC7
Fernie, BC10
Fort Saint James, BC7
Fort Saint John, BC7
Fraser Lake, BC8
Fruitvale, BC7
Gibsons, BC9
Gold River, BC8
Golden, BC12
Grand Forks, BC11
Granisle, BC10
Greenwood, BC8
Harrison Hot Springs, BC10
Hazelton, BC10
Highlands, BC6
Hope, BC11
Houston, BC9
Hudson's Hope, BC11
Invermere, BC11
Jumbo Glacier, BC7
Kamloops, BC15
Kaslo, BC9
Kelowna, BC16
Kent, BC7
Keremeos, BC9
Kimberley, BC10
Kitimat, BC9
Ladysmith, BC11
Lake Country, BC9
Lake Cowichan, BC9
Langford, BC7
Langley, BC15
Lantzville, BC9
Lillooet, BC7
Lions Bay, BC6
Logan Lake, BC10
Lumby, BC9
Lytton, BC8
Mackenzie, BC10
Maple Ridge, BC12
Masset, BC7
McBride, BC9
Merritt, BC12
Metchosin, BC7
Midway, BC9
Mission, BC14
Montrose, BC7
Nakusp, BC10
Nanaimo, BC13
Nelson, BC10
New Denver, BC7
New Hazelton, BC7
New Westminster, BC16
North Cowichan, BC8
North Saanich, BC7
North Vancouver, BC20
Northern Rockies, BC7
Oak Bay, BC7
Oliver, BC8
Osoyoos, BC10
Parksville, BC13
Peachland, BC10
Pemberton, BC8
Penticton, BC16
Pitt Meadows, BC12
Port Alberni, BC13
Port Alice, BC8
Port Clements, BC7
Port Coquitlam, BC12
Port Edward, BC8
Port Hardy, BC10
Port McNeill, BC10
Port Moody, BC13
Pouce Coupe, BC10
Powell River, BC14
Prince George, BC14
Prince Rupert, BC12
Princeton, BC12
Qualicum Beach, BC7
Queen Charlotte, BC8
Quesnel, BC15
Radium Hot Springs, BC9
Revelstoke, BC9
Richmond, BC23
Rossland, BC8
Saanich, BC7
Salmo, BC10
Salmon Arm, BC15
Sayward, BC8
Sechelt, BC9
Sicamous, BC11
Sidney, BC10
Silverton, BC6
Slocan, BC8
Smithers, BC10
Sooke, BC8
Spallumcheen, BC8
Sparwood, BC8
Squamish, BC15
Stewart, BC8
Summerland, BC9
Sun Peaks, BC9
Surrey, BC20
Tahsis, BC8
Taylor, BC10
Telkwa, BC9
Terrace, BC13
Tofino, BC11
Trail, BC10
Tumbler Ridge, BC10
Ucluelet, BC11
Valemount, BC9
Vancouver, BC26
Vanderhoof, BC10
Vernon, BC15
Victoria, BC15
View Royal, BC7
Warfield, BC7
Wells, BC8
West Vancouver, BC19
Whistler, BC13
White Rock, BC9
Williams Lake, BC13
Zeballos, BC8