TNRD Chair questioning when the BC government is going to move to make high speed internet available to more rural communities.
John Ranta was disappointed with a recent meeting with the provincial government.
Ranta says there seems to be a reluctance on the part of the federal and provincial governments to mandate cell service and high-speed internet around British Columbia.
"You don't need to own it to regulate it. They seem to be awaiting the private sector to put these services into place, when they could be mandated by the province."
Ranta says the higher speeds are required for communities to increase economic development.