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๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Non-Government Organizations on Mayne

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Public Service/Government Organizations

  • Capital Regional District
    The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for the 13 municipalities and three electoral areas (including Mayne Island) that are located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
  • Mayne Island Improvement District
    Information about the Improvement District.
  • Mayne Island Local Trustees
    Providing local residents and property owners with any information you need affecting land use issues on your property, or Mayne Island in general.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Facebook Pages/Groups

๐Ÿ”— Community Information

๐Ÿ“ถ Internet Service Providers

These links are for private ISPs and are provided for informational purposes only. Not all ISPs are available in all areas of the island, so please check coverage before before signing up for service. There is a Facebook group for residents discussing connectivity options.

  • Starlink
    A low-earth-orbit satellite-based ISP. Should be available on any part of Mayne Island, but requires a clear view of a large area of the sky (there are lots of tall trees and a few hills/mountains on Mayne). The Starlink mobile app will allow you to check your location for obstructions ahead of signing up. Speeds vary, but can be as high as 300 Mbps down.
  • Shaw
    The fastest “wired link” option on Mayne. Shaw is not available on all parts of Mayne Island. Additionally, Shaw hasn’t significantly upgraded their network on Mayne in several years, so new signups are limited to 10 Mbps download speeds (some legacy customers have 30 Mbps service).
  • Lightspeed Internet
    A Shaw reseller. The service is the same as Shaw, however the pricing is more competitive.
  • Beacon Wireless
    A wireless/radio-tower based ISP based off of Saltspring Island. Speeds of up to 35 Mbps down, but the service relies on line of sight to the radio towers so is not available on all parts of Mayne Island.
  • South Island Internet
    Similar to Beacon Wireless, provides wireless/radio-tower based ISP service. Speeds of up to 50 Mbps download. Towers are separate from Beacon Wireless, so they may provide coverage in areas where Beacon is unavailable.
  • Various cell-based operators
    There are a number of cell phone operators in Canada who offer wireless Internet services (Bell, Rogers, Telus, as well as a number of smaller carriers). Cell service on Mayne can be spotty in places, but occasionally a cellular-based option is the only option.