BC Network Connectivity

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Published by the Ministry of Citizens Services - Network BC
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This dataset contains internet connectivity information as represented by hexagons within the province of British Columbia. Each hexagon shows coverage information, by technology, for existing broadband service providers. The coverage information is aggregated and represented over a grid of hexagons, which cover areas of roughly 25 square km each.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

The data is provided to display localized internet connectivity information in the province of British Columbia.

Data Quality

Data is provided by the Government of Canada and in part by external sources. Therefore Network BC and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information provided by external sources. Users wishing to rely on this information should consult with the source of the information.

Lineage Statement

Data sourced from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Contact Information

NameConnecting Canadians (pointOfContact)
EmailISED-ISDE@canada.ca
OrganizationGovernment of Canada
Sub-OrganizationIndustry Canada
NameHoward Randell (pointOfContact)
EmailNetworkBC@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Citizens Services
Sub-OrganizationNetwork BC

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Government

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-03-19
Record Last Modified 2019-09-11
Resource Status onGoing
Spatial DataSDO_GEOMETRY

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_IMAGERY_AND_BASE_MAPS.BCNC_BC_NETWORK_COVERAGE_SV

Short Name: BCNCBCNETW
Comments: A spatial view of the information on the different telecommunications providers and the coverage they provide in the province of British Columbia based on the 25 sqkm hexagonal grid.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
BCNC_NCS_SYSID BCNC_NCS_D NUMBER 10 Is a system generated unique identification number
HEX_CODE_ID HX_CD_ID VARCHAR2 12 Unique Hexagon identifier from Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED). Consists of a 2-digit provincial code followed by an 8-digit unique number. This is a primary key of this table. e.g., BC41312345.
POPULATION POPULATION NUMBER 10 Estimated population contained within a particular hexagon. Based on Statistics Canada Census data, derived from Pseudo-Households (PHH) point data.
TOTAL_DWELLINGS TTL_DWLLNS NUMBER 10 Estimated total dwelling count including usual residences plus cottages, seasonal homes or any dwelling that may not be considered a permenant residence. Based on Statistics Canada Census data, derived from PHH point data.
USUAL_RESIDENCES USL_RSDNCS NUMBER 10 Estimated usual residency dwelling count for a particular hexagon. Based on Statistics Canada Census data. Based on Statistics Canada 2016 Census data, derived from PHH point data.
WIRELINE_COVERAGE WRLN_CVRGE NUMBER 5 Estimated percentage of households that could be served by DSL, Fibre to the home, and Cable technology within that hexagon.
FIXED_WIRELESS_COVERAGE FXD_WRLSSE NUMBER 5 Estimated percentage of households that could be served by Fixed Wireless technology within that hexagon.
MOBILE_WIRELESS_COVERAGE MBL_WRLSSE NUMBER 5 Estimated percentage of households that could be served by Mobile Wireless technology within that hexagon.
SATELLITE_COVERAGE STLLT_CVRE NUMBER 5 Estimated percentage of households that could be served by Direct-to-Home Satellite technology within that hexagon.
PERCENT_SERVED_5_MBPS PRCNT_SRVS NUMBER 5 Estimated percentage of households that have access to residential 5+ Mbps service within that hexagon. This incorporates all applicable technologies available in that hexagn and models for capacity and coverage limitations.
PERCENT_SERVED_50_MBPS PRCNT_SRVS NUMBER 5 Estimated percentage of households that have access to a residential service of 50 Mbps download service within that hexagon. Note that this incorporates all applicable technologies available in that hexagon.
CABLE_PROVIDERS CBL_PRVDRS VARCHAR2 254 List of the names of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide Cable based Internet services at at least some locations within the geographic area of the polygon (hexagon), e.g., Shaw.
FIBRE_PROVIDERS FBR_PRVDRS VARCHAR2 254 List of the names of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide Fibre based Internet services at at least some locations within the geographic area of the polygon (hexagon), e.g., Telus.
DSL_PROVIDERS DSL_PRVDRS VARCHAR2 254 List of the names of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide DSL based Internet services at at least some locations within the geographic area of the polygon (hexagon), e.g., Telus.
FIXED_WIRELESS_PROVIDERS FXD_WRLSSS VARCHAR2 254 List of the names of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide Fixed Wireless based Internet services at at least some locations within the geographic area of the polygon (hexagon), e.g., Telus.
SATELLITE_PROVIDERS STLLT_PRVS VARCHAR2 254 List of the names of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide Satellite based Internet services at at least some locations within the geographic area of the polygon (hexagon), e.g., Galaxy Broadband.
MOBILE_WIRELESS_PROVIDERS MBL_WRLSSS VARCHAR2 254 List of the names of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide Mobile Wireless based Internet services at at least some locations within the geographic area of the polygon (hexagon), e.g., Bell.
TRANSPORT_FIBRE_PROVIDERS TRNSPRT_FS VARCHAR2 254 List of high capacity fibre transport providers, e.g., Telus, Shaw.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 Is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 Is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 64 Is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 Is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 Is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.