Many other Metro Vancouver municipalities are on fibre optic. A local resident wonders what’s taking so long in the Township. (Pixabay)

LETTER: Langley Township still not on fibre optic

Local resident critical of Township decision not to have to this much faster internet connection.

Dear Editor,

I’m writing to express my concern that the Township is falling behind the rest of Metro Vancouver with regards to the install of fibre optic internet throughout the existing (old construction) areas of the Township.

I have waited patiently for a couple of years now to be able to contact Telus and put my order in to upgrade to this much faster and smoother technology versus what I have now.

As Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge and even the City of Langley gained access to this technology, the Township has fallen further and further behind.

About nine months ago I asked a Telus technician why the Township did not have fibre available and was told that the Township had basically told Telus that as there wasn’t anything in it for the Township, they didn’t see the need to proceed.

Today I asked a different technician if anything had changed and was told that they almost had a deal and that the Township backed out at the last minute due to the costs.

These costs are the same costs that most other Metro Vancouver municipalities have agreed to, so why does the Township continue to slow the expansion of this future proof technology?

It’s time for the Township to join everyone else, make the deals required, and get on it with it.

Daniel Chadwick, Langley

• READ MORE: Langley City and Telus announce $21 million deal for high speed internet

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

OUR VIEW: Fox fight continues

Thanks for keeping this courageous young man’s vision alive 40 years later

Lantern Park townhomes set to open this Sunday on Aldergrove/Abbotsford border

Developer Peter Reimer said more homes, including a mid-rise complex, are in store for the future

Scarecrow Festival given COVID twist

Art’s Nursery’s annual fall fundraiser, on the Langley-Surrey border, continues with some tweaks

Greater Vancouver Zoo turns to zoom for virtual visits

Aldergrove attraction encourages online learning while construction commences to modernize park

Plea deal results in guilty plea in fatal Langley shooting in 2017

First degree murder charge amended to conspiracy to commit murder

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Most Read