In January 2016, construction will begin on a project aimed at significantly speeding up local Internet. Once completed, anywhere a connection by one of our partner ISPs is provisioned, it will be a 5/1, 99.9% SLO, as proven by an on-net speed test located at a TBD location on the mainland (i.e. GwaiiTel POP on Mt. Hays).
There are 3 key components of this project.
- A second diverse radio link to the mainland, that will include hot spares and automatic failover to increase capacity.
- The installation of an in-ground fibre backbone from Masset to Skidegate connecting GwaiiTel owned fibre to deliver services along Highway 16 to Queen Charlotte.
- The installation of DWDM equipment to light the fibre backbone