BC Bridging the Digital Divide

The Premier’s Technology Council (PTC) released its First Quarterly Report (in PDF) - November 22, 2001. Among other things the PTC is examining ways to removing barriers that keep many British Columbians from accessing the educational, social, and cultural benefits delivered through broadband networks. One of the four task groups is looking at ACCESS & OPPORTUNITY – to identify the digital divide that exists in the province and suggest ways to bridge it; to provide the training and skills development necessary so those British Columbians who wish to participate can have an opportunity to do so.