This year, HICEEC and the Denman Island Internet Committee (DIIC) have formed a collaboration to seek ways to improve the broadband connectivity for the Islands.  As a first step in the investigations, public consultations are being undertaken to establish a Digital Roadmap, and following the wishes in the communities, an Implementation Plan.  Funding for the public consultation is from the Island Coastal Economic Trust and Network B.C. (through the Northern Development Initiative Trust).


This preliminary survey aims to get a general picture of our current connectivity, it’s performance, and what the digital future should look like.   Upon completion of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan, our communities will be in a position to apply for government programs that contribute towards the costs of improving broadband infrastructure.  The current Canadian standard for broadband connectivity is 50 mbps download speed, and 10 mbps upload speed. It is the intention of HICEEC and the DIIC to investigate the benefits, and solutions, to meet this standard.

Further consultation, and meetings, will be held.  

To express your situation, please answer ALL the following questions, which should take 10-15 minutes:


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* 1. Do you live on Hornby or Denman Island?

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* 2. Please enter your street name (# and road). If you prefer to not disclose your specific address please provide a general geographic location (i.e. Galleon, Sandpiper,Fillongley, Denman Downtown, Shingle Spit, Northwest Road, etc...)

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* 3. Please enter your name and email address (optional - to receive further information)

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* 4. Are you primarily a:

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* 5. Does your location use the internet (check all that apply)

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* 6. How does your location use the internet (check all that apply)

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* 7. Please specify type and number of household members (check all that apply)

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School-age children (3-18 yrs) as residents
School-age children (3-18 yrs) as frequent visitors
Young adults (19-25 yrs) as residents
Young adults (19-25 yrs) as frequent visitors
Adults (26-64) as frequent visitors
Adults (26-64) as residents
Seniors (65+ yrs) as residents
Seniors (65+ yrs) as frequent visitors

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* 8. If you are a business, enter the number of owners/operators and employees who work at the location.

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* 9. What is the current cost of your internet per month on Hornby Island

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* 10. What would you be willing to pay for faster, reliable high-capacity internet?

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* 11. Please describe the view that best applies to you:

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* 12. My internet speed/capacity/reliability is inadequate for (check all that apply)

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* 13. What would you feel about the following general options for improving the internet on Denman and Hornby (please select the views that you share):

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* 14. Speed Test – please go to www.testmy.net, run the test, and write down your Download and Upload speeds in the boxes below.

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